Earl grey chia seed pudding



Essentially, a refreshing and chilled large brew (*northern english slang for cup of tea, not to be confused with australian slang for beer...unfortunately...) for breakfast. I was introduced to T2 tea and their French Earl Grey by my friend Wess and hot or cold, I just can't get enough of it!

Packed with flavour, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, antioxidants, iron and calcium. Good thing you can make a big batch and keep it in the fridge all week really isn't it....


Total time to make : 20 minutes + overnight Time to prep : 5 minutes

Servings : 4



Ingredients


500ml milk or mylk (I use macadamia, see 'good to know' for recommendations)

2 tbsp maple syrup

2 earl grey tea-bags (I use and adore T2 French earl grey)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla paste/essence

80g chia seeds


Toppings : blueberries, banana, lemon zest, chopped pistachios and splash of maple syrup


Method


  1. In a saucepan on a low-medium heat, gently warm the milk, maple syrup and vanilla. We want to warm it so the tea-bags we add in step 2 infuse deeper, but we don't want it to come to a simmer or boil. Once warmed, remove from heat

  2. Place in 2 x tea-bags with the labels hanging out, as you would a cup of tea, leave to infuse for 5 - 10 minutes depending on how strong you like it (I'm team 10)

  3. Squeeze and remove tea-bags and add a pinch of salt to the milk. Taste the milk for sweetness and adjust as necessary

  4. Place your chia seeds in a glass container or bowl and pour over the milk mixture, stirring to mix the chia seeds through

  5. Leave to soak for 15 minutes uncovered, stirring every 5 or so minutes to prevent the chia seeds clumping. The mixture will become more gel-like as it thickens

  6. Once it's room temperature, cover and place in the fridge overnight

  7. In the morning, it should be a thick and creamy consistency, you can add a few splashes of cold milk in the morning to loosen it off if you prefer yours more runny



Nutritional Information

(per serving, minus toppings)


154 calories

5g protein, 19g carbs, 8g fat



Good to know:

  • My favourite milk-alternatives to use here are macadamia, cashew or coconut as they have a creamier consistency

  • Store without toppings in the fridge for up to 5 days. Can be individually portioned out and stored in airtight containers

  • Delicate and sweet toppings such as berries, seeds, nuts, toasted coconut flakes work best as toppings. I split mine up for the week in individual tubs for a quick grab-n-go breakfast

  • Try chai tea-bags to infuse and top with banana and cinnamon

  • Vegetarian, vegan




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