A healthy dessert that tastes incredible? While it may sound like an oxymoron, when it comes to momme meals Cherry-Ginger Chia Pudding, the proof is well...in the pudding.
The wonderful flavors of orange zest, grated ginger, cardamom, coconut milk and fresh cut springtime fruit come together perfectly. Just close your eyes and like magic, you will be whisked away to a secluded beach off the coast of Thailand. Ok, so maybe your feet won't leave your kitchen floor but your mouth will certainly be bursting with fruit flavors.
Chia seeds are loaded with Omega 3's & 6's, protein, fiber and calcium (one ounce has 18% of your daily recommended intake). Mixed together with cherries and apricots, this quick to prepare dessert will have your body feeling great and your taste buds singing your praise. It's an excellent dish to help promote lactation and a great way to help feed your growing baby belly. If you can bear to share it, kids, family and friends will love it too!
3/4 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 cup coconut milk (or high quality coconut water)
1/4 cup chia
1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup or homemade date syrup
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1/4 cup cut cherries (about 5-6 pitted cherries)
1/4 cup cut apricots (about 2 small apricots)
1 pinch cardamom
Place the chia, almond milk and coconut milk or coconut water in a small glass bowl or mason jar. Mix or shake the ingredients for 30 seconds.
Add the grated ginger, orange zest and maple or date syrup. Continue to mix or shake the chia for an additional 30 seconds. The chia will begin to absorb the liquid. Once the mix has a relatively uniform appearance, divide it among two serving containers and place in the fridge. Allow the pudding to set for 2-3 hours.
In the meantime cut the cherries and apricots into small pieces and place in a bowl. Mix in a sprinkle of cardamom, cover and place in the fridge.
Once the pudding has set, top each serving with half of the cut fruit and garnish with fresh basil.