Chia is a versatile, powerful little seed with outstanding health benefits. It is very high in calcium, and being high in fibre it keeps you feeling full for longer and is especially handy for regularity. It is also gluten, wheat and nut free.
40 g (1½ oz/¼ cup) chia seeds
250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) almond milk
225 g (8 oz/1½ cups) strawberries, hulled
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1–2 teaspoons rice malt syrup
To make the strawberry chia, place the chia seeds in a bowl with the almond milk and whisk together with a fork. Set in the fridge for at least 8 hours, or overnight. When you’re ready to serve, place the strawberries, vanilla and rice malt syrup in a blender and whiz into a purée on high speed. Add the purée to the chia seeds and whisk well. Spoon into serving glasses, add your favourite topping and serve immediately