Blueberries offer similar health benefits and their sweetness offsets the slight tart flavour of the maqui powder.
Chia seeds delivers a huge amount of nutrients with very few calories, they were prized by the Aztecs and Mayans for their ability to provide sustainable energy. these little black seeds absorb 10-12 times their weight in water, turning into a gel like consistency and expanding in the stomach, increasing fullness and the providing fiber which also feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine, boosting the gut health. Gram for gram chia seeds contain more Omega 3s than salmon, which is important for brain health and one serving of chia seeds has 18% of the recommended daily intake for calcium.
I made this all in about 15 mins, so it's super easy and quick. It also makes 4 servings so you have plenty of breakfast choices or snack treats. Change up the toppings, use coconut flakes, berries, almonds etc. I love a mixture of seeds and berries, to add extra crunchiness and flavour to the pudding.
Raw Maqui Blueberry Chia Pudding
1 1/2 cup almond milk
1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup macqui powder
3 TBS maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup chia seeds
2. Add in the chia seeds and either reverse blade blend or whisk until it's evenly mixed through the pudding, You want to prevent clumping with the seeds
3. Leave for about 4 - 5 mins to thicken slightly, then evenly put them into 4 small jars or cups
4. Top up with fruits, seeds and blueberries. The topping I chose was pumpkin seeds, goji berries and blueberries
5. Put the jars in the fridge to set for a few hours, and then enjoy!