There are three superfood powders in this Superfood Chia Pudding. Any ideas? I think the brown layer is easy – it’s cacao, right. I always use a defatted cacao powder for my breakfast recipes, since regular baking cacao is too bitter. The green layer could be matcha, but it’s wheatgrass. The third superfood is beet powder (one of my all-time favorite ingredients btw because it’s PINK 💞).
Health benefits of cacao:
- contains anti-inflammatory and heart protective flavonoids
- is one of best magnesium sources, which lower blood pressure
- reduces insulin resistance and helps to protect against diabetes
Health benefits of wheatgrass:
- can increase red blood cells and to stimulate our immune system
- helps to increase oxygen supply and thereby reducing fatigue
- has antimicrobial properties that can improve mouth health
Health benefits of beet:
- beet fiber helps to lower cholesterol levels and protects against heart disease
- is high in potassium, which lowers blood pressure
- contain anthocyanins, which are neuroprotective
Do I need to list more advantages of including these superfoods into your diet? I could easily do that, but I don’t want to bore you 🙈!
I decorated my Superfood Chia Pudding with super cute chamomile flowers. The pink flowers are English daisies, an early bloomer who looks quite spectacular, compared to ordinary daisies – don’t you think?
Just in case you were wondering why these raspberries look so freaking awesome: they are frozen. The deep-frozen raspberries you find in the supermarket don’t look as pretty; you need to freeze your own. A few minutes after taking the raspberries out of the freezer they look exactly like this, but only for a few minutes. So my shooting set is prepared really well – no time to fuss around! It takes another 10 minutes, and the raspberries are defrosted and ready to eat.
Superfood Chia Pudding
Delicious Chia pudding with cacao, wheatgrass and beet powder. Dairy-free, vegan and kids-friendly.
- 2.5 tbsp Chia seeds divided
- 200 ml vanilla flavored almond milk divided
- 2 tsp low-fat cacao
- 1 tsp wheatgrass
- 3 tbsp soy yogurt
- ¼ tsp beet powder
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp raspberries fresh or defrosted
- edible flowers
In a bowl combine 1.5 tbsp chia seeds with cacao and 1/2 cup vanilla flavored almond milk. Stir well.
In another bowl, combine 1 tbsp Chia seeds with wheatgrass and 1/3 cup vanilla flavored almond milk. Stir well.
Cover Chia puddings and allow to rest for at least four hours, stirring once in a while.
Mix coconut yogurt with beet powder and maple syrup.
Layer both Chia puddings in a jar or bowl. Top with pink yogurt, raspberries, and edible flowers.
Substitute soy yogurt with coconut yogurt to make this recipe soy-free.
Whenever I make this recipe for myself, I pour everything into a bowl and just eat it up. For my kids, the serving size is too big, so I divide into half, and they share. Little Weck mold jars are perfect for small portions like this, and they are so easy to decorate. They are available in three different sizes; the biggest has a volume of 170 ml and the smallest a volume of 70 ml. For the picture below I used the small one and a mid-sized mold jar with a volume of 120 ml – it’s perfect for half a recipe of this Superfood Chia Pudding.
If you are looking for a basic chia pudding, please go to Breakfast basics – Chia pudding.
Do you want to know more about the kitchen use of flowers? Read my article about Edible Flowers.
Video Tutorial – How to grow wheatgrass
You can very easily grow your wheatgrass indoors from germinated wheat – if you want to know how just watch this video by The Happy Pear. You can use homegrown wheatgrass for juicing or just nibble on it 😋.
Have you ever tried wheat grass? How did you like it? Drop your answer in the comments below – I would love to hear from you 😘😘.