05 Mar Cheery Cherry Chia Recipe
You know the cherry used to garnish birthday cakes?
That pink, glazed looking one like this-
I grew up thinking that was just-how-cherry-taste-like UNTIL…
I went to Australia for the very first time and HOLY MOLY, my aunt introduced the LEGIT cherries!
The best one was in Adelaide where we went cherry picking up the hill with the cousins.
Big, crunchy, dark red, juicy goodness.Mmmm.
Cherries are charmingly delicious, rich in antioxidants- anthocyanins, well known for their super power anti-inflammatory effects in one study like this.
No need for pain-killers anymore, hmm?
Perfect for those who are suffering from gout, muscle aches and pains.
In the local supermarkets, cherries are sold in small boxes at extortionate prices.
That’s why I think cherries are really an indulgent medicinal fruit.
And speaking about medicine, Hippocrates says it best –
~Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food ~
Now, let’s spruce things up in the kitchen!
This is one of my favourite ways of incorporating chia seeds for protein and fiber.
- 1 cup of cashew milk (coconut, almond or any nut milk)
- ¼ cup of chia seeds
- 2 slices of apple
- 3 cherries, halved
- 1 walnut, chopped
- Puffed quinoa
- Optional Sweetener: 2-3 tsp of maple syrup or 1 drop of stevia liquid
- In a glass container, add in chia seeds and cashew milk. Optional, add in sweetener to taste.
- Allow mixture to soak for 30 minutes before serving, stirring occasionally as it thickens up. For best results, leave it in the fridge overnight. *#
- Scoop chia pudding in a serving bowl and top off with apple, cherries, walnuts and puffed quinoa.
- *If chia pudding gets too thick, add a splash of water and stir.
- # If chia pudding gets too diluted, add in more chia, stir and let it soak for 30 minutes.
Here’s more –
Passion Power Chia. What if cherries are not your thing? Or can’t find them in the supermarket? Get inventive and swap in passionfruit. Let me warn you, it smells heavenly that you’ll keep going back for more.
Cashew Chia Pudding. Want more? Super simple recipe for you to try!
Good food heals.