Autumn arrived. Although I love fall, the warmer clothes, drinking more tea, candle lights in the evening and everything else that might equal fall it also means it’s more of a challenge to eat raw. Think about it, all food is terribly overcooked in colder seasons. Where do I get my enzymes? Another obstacle might be the shorter days and the fact that it basically rains almost every day (when you live in a climate such as I do, the Netherlands). For some of us it might be getting more difficult to get up (earlier) to prepare even a simple smoothie. Others might just want to transfer into a more ‘fall kind of breakfast’. We lived on (tropical) fruits the entire summer, right? On a brighter note, apple season has arrived! Time for my Chia Seed Pudding.
What could be better than a raw apple pie porridge in a jar, ready to go and prepared the night before? Of course it can also be served as a dessert. However, waking up with a little jar like this is really pure bliss.
Why are apples so healthy?
Apples maintain a healthy heart and colon, and boost the immune system.
Eating raw is really not complicated or boring at all. And even if you don’t eat raw, no one will be able to refuse this Apple Pudding. Not to forget that chai seeds are an incredible superfood. They provide you with omega 3, protein, fiber and above all calcium. Milk, eat your heart out!
- three tablespoons of chia seeds (1,5 for each cup);
- two dates (more if you desire);
- two large apples or three small ones (peeled);
- a dash of cinnamon
- a little bit of water
- The night before: Peel the apples and place them with a little bit of water and the dates in a blender. Blend until smooth and add a dash of cinnamon. Place the mixture in a nice jar and stir in the chiaseeds. Make sure all chia seeds are evenly mixed throughout the little jar. Place the jar (without a lid) in the fridge and soak at least for two hours. The longer you will soak the mixture the more jelly the chia seeds will become. I always soak seeds the entire night. Soaking nuts and seeds make them more easy to digest for the body, but in this case I just wanted to create a jelly pudding texture. After soaking, stir the mixture and add if you desire a bit more cinnamon. That's it! Simple, quick, raw and cheap.