Strawberry kefir and chia vegetarian pudding (with an easy vegan option)

Strawberry kefir and chia vegetarian pudding (with an easy vegan option)

The only reason why we speak about strawberries right now is that the whole market place smells like strawberry today 🙂
We are in the full season and half of the market is fulled with strawberries and cherries! 😛

And if you wait for a few more weeks, you’ll soon enjoy more fruit possibilities for this recipe.
For sure then I’ll improvise a few new things with what will show up during the summer 🙂

What I like in this dessert are the time for preparing it (less than 10 minutes really), its rich taste of season fruits together with the crunchiness of the chia.
(I also enjoy very much eating it while I’m writing this, right after taking the picture 😛 )

Here we go for a delicious:

Strawberry kefir and chia vegetarian pudding

Given the list of ingredients, you can imagine that it’ll be super-easy to prepare this one 🙂

Ingredients for the strawberry chia pudding

INGREDIENTS for 4 persons 
  • 1/2 kg of strawberries (and/or your favorite berries)
  • 10 tablespoons of chia
  • 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup if you like it sweeter
  • Decoration: a few fresh mint leaves

For vegan version: use vegetal milk and maple syrup.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. First thing about the chia: if, unlike me, you don’t enjoy the crunchy chia seeds in your desserts, simply blend your seeds before using them.
They will keep their property to gelify with any liquid that they’ll encounter in the meal.

Personally I find its irregular texture very nice so I use the seeds as-is.

2. Wash your strawberries while trying not to eat half of them, or start with 1 kg! 🙂

3. Remove the leaves and put them in a container.
You can directly use the container you will store your pudding with, as long as it is high enough to not splash strawberry juice everywhere in a couple of minutes.

4. Pour the goat kefir, or some of your favorite vegetal milk.

Usually I found that the fruits are sweet enough, but if you like it sweeter you can add honey or maple syrup.

5. Blend this mix very well in order to obtain an homogeneous paste.

6. Pour the chia seeds and gently stir them down the container.
My tip to achieve this quickly: use a cooking whisk and “screw” the chia seeds down the container. Don’t waste your time stirring it as it won’t go easily to the bottom.

3 steps to prepare a delicious strawberry & chia pudding :)

3 steps to prepare a delicious strawberry & chia pudding 🙂

7. If you managed to keep aside a few more strawberries, it’s time to chop them and add them to your pudding. It’ll make additional pieces of fruits that are always nice to encounter in our spoons 😉

Store your container in your fridge for 15-20 minutes, the time for the chia seeds to gelify.

Serve and decorate with a few leaves of fresh mint. Enjoy! 😀

As you can see, this recipe is so simple that you can start using this chia-based pudding with any kind of combination of fruits and nuts.

And you? What will you put in your own version of the chia pudding? 😛

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