Trying to find healthy snack recipes that are easy to prepare, affordable, plant-based and promote satiety can be tricky can’t it? This Lemon Meringue Pie Chia Pudding not only tastes incredibly good, it serves our mind, body and soul in a number of ways. Keep reading to find out why.
When we begin to increase the good fats in our diet, our skin starts to glow, our energy becomes more stable, our hormones become happier and our inflammation begins to decrease. So how can we add more good fats into our diet? Well, that’s where our Lemon Meringue Pie Chia Pudding saves the day, as it not only helps to curb that 3 pm sugar craving, but it also provides our bodies with an abundance of goodness to help you look and feel our best.
The Standard Australian Diet (a.k.a the SAD diet) has shown to display a poor omega 6 to omega 3 ratio. This is a result of a high consumption of red meat and processed foods that are loaded with seed and vegetable oils. This poor omega 6-3 ratio increases our risk of high blood pressure, blood clots and heart disease where rates of these burdens to health are ever increasing across the country.
How do we improve our omega 6 to omega 3 ratio?
To improve our omega 6-3 ratio we must increase our intake of omega 3 fatty acids which can be found in foods such as chia seeds, flax seeds, wild caught salmon, sardines, olive oil, and walnuts just to name a few. This chia pudding is an incredible way to not only boost your omega 3 intake, but also to increase your fibre to help support detoxification and elimination pathways. Take a look below to see the benefits of each ingredient to help step up your nutrition knowledge.
Lemon is a household favourite, however, most people do not use it in its entirety. In each of our recipes where lemon is featured, we like to use the rind, flesh, and juice to get more bang for our buck, never mind the incredible flavour. We love lemon because it enhances immunity, promotes a healthy heart, helps to fight cancer, increases iron absorption, boosts weight loss, improves skin health, supports digestion and prevent kidney stones.
These little seeds might be small but they are jam-packed full of nutrients that help to; increase digestive capacity, stabilise blood sugar, strengthen our bones, assist weight loss, reduce free radical damage (cancer prevention) improve oral health, promote glowing skin, increase energy and exercise performance
Raw Local Honey
Provides natural allergy relief, an antioxidant powerhouse that boosts immunity, polyphenol content helps to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, promotes restorative sleep as it fosters the release of melatonin in the brain which stimulates the release of tryptophan which is later converted to melatonin.
Helps to regulate blood sugar levels (insulin sensitivity, loaded with antioxidants, high in anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce the risk of heart disease).
Lemon Meringue Pie Chia Pudding
makes 2 serves
8 tbsp chia seeds
1 can organic coconut cream (place this in the fridge the night before so it can set)
½ cup filtered water
Pinch ground cinnamon
2 tbsp shredded coconut, toasted
Zest & juice 1 lemon
1 tsp local raw honey
- Combine the chia seeds, cinnamon and filtered water together in a small mixing bowl, stir with a spoon and place in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- While you are waiting for the chia seeds to soak up the water you can begin to make the lemon coconut cream. Scoop out the the coconut cream from the can making sure you only use the thick cream and not the water that is left below. Now add the lemon zest, juice and raw honey to the coconut cream in a small mixing bowl and combine with a spoon
- Now half the mixture and spoon it out into two glass jars.
- Top with the lemon coconut cream and place them in the fridge to set overnight.
- When you are ready to serve in the morning top with the toasted coconut.