Tropical Chia Glow Bowl *VEGAN AND RAW*

Hello my lovelies and happy New Year! Even though the New Year started a week ago, I’m just now catching up. So, I’m celebrating today. And what better way to celebrate than with a bowl of nourishing sunshine, am I right?!

One thing I decided on this year was upping my intake of chia puddings because of the skin-loving benefits. My face is always smoother, plumper {in a good way!} and glowy-er when I do. Combine that with my craving for sunshine since this dreary summer Sydney weather isn’t giving me any, and BAM! This tropical chia bowl of good mood food was born. Grab a bite of summer with the recipe below!

Make this super simple, #raw #vegan chia glow bowl and glow from the inside out.

Make this super simple, #raw #vegan chia glow bowl and glow from the inside out.

Did you know that tiny chia seeds pack a hefty nutritional punch? According to Harvard’s School of Public Health, chia seeds are rich in:

  • omega-3 fatty acids

  • fiber

  • protein (they’re a complete plant-based protein containing all nine essential amino acids!)

  • calcium

  • phosphorous

  • zinc

Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain roughly 140 calories, 4 grams of protein and to top it off, they are the richest source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. Combined with zinc — another skin-saving hero — and no wonder my face looks all glow-y after eating some of this delicious pudding!

Want to give your face the chia glow? Make this easy, peasy pudding. It’s just as delicious as it is nutritious and makes the perfect breakfast or snack. If you’re not feeling as tropically-inclined, this comforting chia pudding with stress-busting ashwaghanda and skin-smoothing tocotrienols just might hit the spot.

Tropical Chia Pudding

serves 2

Creamy, delicious chia glow pudding that transports you to the tropics. Indulge yourself in plant-based goodness. #vegan #raw

Creamy, delicious chia glow pudding that transports you to the tropics. Indulge yourself in plant-based goodness. #vegan #raw

1/4 cup chia seeds (I love this brand)

3/4 cup coconut milk, unsweetened from a carton

1/4 cup raw, unprocessed coconut water

5 drops vanilla creme stevia, or to taste (I love this brand)

1 mango, peeled and sliced

1 passionfruit, cut in half

2 tbsp coconut shreds

rose petals, to garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add chia seeds, coconut milk and coconut water to a bowl. Mix well.

  2. Leave to set for at least 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.

  3. Top with mango, passionfruit, coconut shreds, rose petals and enjoy!

Alternatively, for a low-sugar option, I opt to top the base pudding with cacao nibs and coconut shreds instead of fruit — Delightful!

If you make this, let me know how you go! I’d love to see your tagged creations on Instagram @pb_n_julie

How’s your New Year starting off? What intentions have you set for 2019? Any special health or fitness goals? I’m going to delve into mine in the next post — so stayed tuned for some more New Year inspiration xx, Julie