Protein Desserts

Summer Recipe | Mango and Blood Orange Chia Pudding


In case you hadn’t heard, chia seeds are a major superfood and make a delious chia pudding! They contain the highest amount of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, which are necessary for a healthy heart. Unlike flaxseeds, chia seeds don’t have to be ground to maximise their nutritional potential.

Combined with sweet mangoes and blood oranges that are packed with vitamin C and anthocyanins (antioxidants), this is guaranteed to become your go-to healthy pudding.


Ingredients


✓  3 tbsp. Chia Seeds

✓  2-4 drops vanilla FlavDrops

✓  250ml milk (of choice)

✓  1 mango (frozen for at least 1 hour)

✓  50ml blood orange juice

✓  1 blood orange


Method


#1 First, make the chia pudding. Place chia seeds, FlavDrops and milk into a bowl and mix. Leave to sit for around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent lumps from forming, then place into the fridge for at least 1 hour.

#2 Whilst waiting, make the mango blood orange smoothie by blending the mango and the blood orange juice until you get a smooth mixture

#3 When the chia pudding is set, spoon a small amount into 2 glasses, then press a few small rings of blood orange around the inside of the glass

#4 Pour in a little of the mango blood orange smoothie, then more chia pudding, then the remaining smoothie mixture. Top with a little nut butter and some small fresh mango cubes then devour or refrigerate for later!


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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow is our editor and UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-blow. In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.


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