: Choc Cinnamon Chia Pudding

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We're in the Tree Kitchen today whipping up something a little bit magical... Layered Chocolate Cinnamon Chia Puddings! We've created and tested this recipe ourselves so we can tell you honestly just how yummy it is. The best part is it's actually good for you.

Chia pudding is a great way to start your day as the chia seeds helps you feel fuller for longer due to their high fibre and protein content. We soaked our chia seeds in coconut milk but you can use fruit juice, almond milk or regular milk depending on the flavour you want to achieve. Remember to prepare your chia seeds in advance. When left overnight (or for around 6-8 hours) the chia seeds will soak up the liquids and increase in size until you have a nice thick pudding - you only need a 1/4 cup of the chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid!

Ingredients

Makes 2 puddings

Chocolate Chia Pudding Layer

1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp honey
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tbsp cacao powder

Cinnamon Chia Pudding Layer

1 cup coconut milk
1-2 tsp honey
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon

Muesli
Greek Yogurt

1 banana
Punnet of strawberries

Method

Prepare your Chocolate Chia Pudding & Cinnamon Chia pudding separately. Measure the ingredients for the Chocolate Chia pudding into a cup or small bowl (preferably with a lid). Stir well, pop the lid on and leave it in the fridge. Repeat with Cinnamon Chia pudding. Place both puddings in the fridge for 6-8 hours or overnight.

When you are ready to eat your puddings, remove both chia pudding mixes from the fridge. Slice up your banana and strawberries.

First fill each of your glass jars with a chocolate pudding layer - that was about halfway for our jars. Place your strawberries pointing upwards around the edge of the glass jar.

Lay banana slices flat to create a barrier between the puddings. You could also add a layer of muesli, greek yogurt or strawberries, depending on the height of your jar.

Now add your cinnamon chia pudding, filling up to the top of the jar. Top it off with a generous dollop of greek yogurt and muesli with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

To finish, add a few slices of strawberries or bananas and you are ready for a healthy and filling breakfast to start your day.

Photography by Molly Booth Recipe & Styling by Leesa Mealing

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