A dessert reminiscent of summertime – Nice-cream Chia Sundae. It’s called nice-cream because the texture is like ice-cream but all the ingredients are natural, so they’re nice to your body. I had this for breakfast this morning. It was meant to be for dessert tonight but I got too excited – I know – I’m sad and need to get out more!
There is a little bit prep to this but it’s so easy to make and packed with goodness… Check my ingredients page for the health benefits of the ingredients I used!
Half a dozen strawberries (mine were quite large)
I also used 1 teaspoon Maca powder (@organicburst) but that’s not essential.
Slice your bananas and strawberries and put them in the freezer overnight or the best part of the day. Once they are frozen put your frozen fruits in a blender. Blend until smooth and resembling the texture of ice-cream. You may have to keep stopping the blender and pushing the ingredients down. But once it’s smooth you have your nice-cream. It’s as simple as that!
Making Chia Pudding
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
2 tablespoons of natural yogurt or 4 tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk
Mix the above ingredients together, place in a bowl, leave in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours. The chia seeds will expand : )
Creating the Sundae
To bring the sundae together I scooped the chia seed pudding I had soaked overnight into a bowl. I then made a layer of pumpkin seeds and pistachio nuts on top of my chia seeds. I then filled the rest of the bowl with my strawberry and banana nice-cream. I topped it off with a sprinkle of desiccated coconut and a few more pistachio nuts. So easy and so good for you – protein, omega 3, fibre, potassium, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc!
The best part of the pudding was when the nice-cream began to mix with the chia seed pudding, it had a lovely creamy texture with a subtle nutty flavour.
Have a go, eat and enjoy guilt free and let me know what you think!