Sunday, May 1, 2011

Raw Zesty Orange Chia Pudding

My bag of juicy organic oranges and Chia seeds wanted to get together somehow, so today this quick and healthy dessert came into being!

The oil from Chia seeds contains a very high concentration of omega-3 fatty acid - approximately 64%. Chia seeds contain no gluten and trace levels of sodium, and when mixed with water, Chia seeds create a mucilaginous gel that helps heal the stomach lining. There are no known toxic components of Chia.

Raw Zesty Orange Chia Pudding
2 oranges, peeled and seeded
1/4 tsp (or less) orange zest, grated
2 tsp Agave
1-1/2 tsp raw carob powder (optional)
1 tsp raw cacao powder (optional)
1/4 cup Chia seeds, dry
  • You can make this an orange pudding by simply omitting the carob and cacao powders
  • Grate the orange peel (before peeling orange) and set aside this zest
  • Place oranges in a blender and blend until you have a smooth liquid (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • In a bowl mix together orange liquid, orange zest, Agave, carob and cacao powders
  • Add 1/4 cup Chia seeds to bowl and blend through
  • Allow to sit for 10 minutes to thicken
  • Serve in dessert dishes topped with an orange slice!

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