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Choc-Berry Layered Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are a staple in my kitchen, and for good reason. They are packed with so much nutrition that helps sustain energy, boost digestion and detoxify the body. Plus they’re really versatile, and can be eaten soaked (so they become gel-like) in puddings, desserts and smoothies, or as they are to add crunch to salads, sprinkled over chicken or fish, in baked goods or even on a bowl of fresh fruit.

This dessert or breakfast (or let’s face it – mid afternoon snack) is packed with so much nourishment for your body, quite frankly you can have it any damn time you please! The sweetness in the recipe comes purely from berries and bee pollen – no sugar added, and the coconut milk and flakes are full of healthy fats that will keep you full and satisfied longer. Not to mention the protein and fibre packed into those chia seeds!
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Easy-peasy gluten + dairy free pancake recipe

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Growing up, pancakes were reserved for special occasions. Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Anniversaries, the occasional long weekend.

As I got older Valentines Day was added to the mix, but I never had pancakes on just any old Sunday. Until I discovered an amazing, super easy, healthy and tasty recipe from my friend at My Innate Vitality that is! I’ve put my spin on it, and it’s been on regular rotation at our place to rave reviews for months, and no one has ever even noticed it’s a healthy alternative!

This batter is really versatile, so go ahead and get creative with the toppings/flavourings to keep it interesting. A chocolate flavoured version would be delicious by simply adding cacao powder, or you could try it topped with nut butter and banana, maple syrup or raw honey or even stewed apple and cinnamon. The options are endless! It can also be used for savoury blini’s (I’ll be posting the recipe for these soon) by adding lemon juice and dill.

Why it’s good for you:

  • Eggs are known as a great source of ‘complete protein’ because they contain a complete range of amino acids (which are the building blocks of protein). These are the primary components of our muscles, hair, nails, skin,eyes, and internal organs. They also help maintain a healthy immune system, sustain muscle mass, give cells their structure, boost metabolism and keep you fuller for longer. 
  • Banana’s are a low GI food which means they take longer to metabolise, keeping you fuller longer as well as stabilising your blood sugar – meaning less cravings and energy crashes. Green or unripe bananas in particular are good for overall digestive health as they are high in resistant starch which provides food for good bacteria in the lower digestive tract.

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