When you get Spirulina and Chia together in a dish you know you are definitely going for something super! Spirulina is an incredible food – it’s a marine algae rich in protein, anti-oxidants and some of the essential fatty acids. Spirulina is a fantastic food to include in your daily healthy diet if you want to keep inflammatory conditions like eczema, asthma and RA at bay. Chia is an ancient super food native to Latin America: these super seeds are rich in amino acids (think protein), fats and carbohydrates making it an all-around meal in itself! Bringing these two foods together is a great way to maximise your macro and micronutrients intake throughout the day. This is a fantastic snack for people who do not want to feel hanger pangs for a while as both Spirulina and chia are rich in essential fatty acids that will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Ingredients: (1 portion)
– 2 table spoons of chia seeds
– 1/2 tea spoon of Spirulina powder
– 100gr of plain yoghurt
– 2 tea spoons of maple syrup
– 100ml mineral or filtered water
1. The night before soak chia seeds in 100ml of water: ad water to the seeds, stir and set aside for 10minutes. After 10 minutes stir again and refrigerate. The following morning you should get a gloopy texture grey chia pudding.
2. In the morning add Spirulina powder to your chia pudding and mix very thoroughly making sure that you dissolve all Spirulina powder. Your pudding should take on a beautiful emerald colour.
3. In a beautiful see-through glass or cup add your chia pudding. Top it with plain yoghurt all the way to the top of the glass or cup.
4. To finish the snack carefully add maple syrup to the top of your yoghurt, if it spills over the glass, so be it! It will look absolutely gorgeous this way.
You don’t have to add Spirulina to the chia pudding if you don’t fancy that particular algae flavour, although it is very subtle. Instead you can go for bee pollen or goji berries, which will add a ton of anti-oxidants as well as add a wonderful sweet flavour. Play with proportions and add extra layers: you can have as little chia or yoghurt as you like! The more layers you create the prettier this healthy snack is going to be. If you are on a vegan diet plan then go ahead and swap dairy yoghurt with either soya or coconut yoghurt. And if maple syrup is not your thing, then you can add chopped fruit like banana or strawberries or chopped hazelnuts or cocoa nibs!
Wishing you a great health and Bon Appetite.
Disclaimer: please consult your health care practitioner or doctor if you experience any health problems before making drastic changes to your diet and daily eating habits.