Carrot and orange juice has been a favourite of mine for as long as I can remember. So, I thought it would make a tasty chia pudding flavour too. Mixed with some cinnamon too, the flavour turned out really delicious! Not very carrotty (I know, that’s not a real word…), and not overly sweet. Like with most of my sweet recipes, feel free to add some sweetener if you have a sweet tooth.
The humble carrot is a very rich source of vitamin A (this recipe alone will provide you with over 100% of your daily vitamin A requirement!). Carrots also provide your body with good amounts of fibre, vitamin C and K, potassium. Why not start your day off with with a serve of carrot in your chia pudding?
Also, did you know that vitamin A is fat soluble? This means you should consume some fat with those carrots so your body can absorb the vitamin A efficiently. Luckily, I’ve got you covered with that too – chia seeds are a great source of GOOD fats. The 2 tablespoons of chia seeds in this recipe will provide you with 9g of fat (mostly polyunsaturated fat).
Carrot Orange Chia Pudding
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 small carrot, chopped roughly
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- Optional: sweetener of choice, such as 1-2 dates
- Coconut cream or yoghurt, more cinnamon, fresh fruit, granola
- In a high speed blender, blend the juice, carrot and cinnamon (and sweetener, if using) until smooth.
- Pour into a jar or small bowl.
- Stir in the chia seeds.
- Leave to rest for about an hour, or until thickened.
- Top with your favourite optional toppings and enjoy!