January 3, 2013

Mango Fig Chia Breakfast Pudding (Raw-Vegan)

Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico. Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. And it has another advantage over flax: chia is so rich in antioxidants.. here's more on chia seeds by Dr Weil..

We have been trying to include chia seeds in our smoothies, energy bars, snack balls, etc, for quite some time now. Here's another quick and yummy way to include chia in your breakfast. This is taking advantage of the fact that chia soaks up on the liquid around it and becomes an easy to make, gel-like pudding.

  • Frozen Mango chunks - 1 1/2 cups
  • Dried Calimyrna Figs - 5
  • Almonds - a handful
  • Filtered water - 2 cups
  • Chia seeds - 3 Tbsn
  • Chopped figs or Raisins - 1/4 cup
  • Chopped fresh fruits (Optional)

  • Add mango chunks, figs, almonds, and water into VitaMix jar and blend at high speed for 1 minute or till you get a smoothie consistency.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add chia seeds and chopped figs (or raisins) mix well and keep soaked for 2-3 hours or keep refrigerated over night.
  • Serve optionally with fresh cut fruits.

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