Breakfasts

Carrot Orange Chia Pudding

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

Carrot orange chia pudding. A healthy breakfast (or dessert) with a hidden serve of vegetables! Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free.
Serves: 1 serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Optional toppings:

  • Coconut cream or yoghurt, more cinnamon, fresh fruit, granola

Instructions
 

  • 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!