CHIA SEED CUSTARD
This is a simple custard recipe that is high in protein and fibre and is delicious and creamy whilst not taking very long to make. A winner for kids and adults that are looking for a porridge or pudding substitute that is more supportive to your body than our conventional custards. And the bonus is that it's also gluten and dairy free just like all our other recipes.
1 cup almond or soy milk or coconut milk
1/3rd cup chia seeds
another 1 cup almond or soy milk or coconut milk
2 fresh eggs
a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla powder and optional sweetener such as maple syrup (though you may find this is not needed!)
Firstly soak the chia seeds in the cup of non-dairy milk (or alternatively you can soak it in coconut water). Stir occasionally so the seeds absorb the fluid evenly. Whilst this is soaking, in a pot heat up the remaining 1 cup of non-dairy milk and add the spices. When this just starts to simmer add the 2 eggs (already gently whisked) and continue to whisk the warm milk and eggs for about 4-5 minutes whilst it thickens gradually. Then pour the soaked chia seeds into the custard mix and stir through evenly. You can add some maple syrup if you like though the custard is usually creamy enough to not warrant any sweetener. You can then sprinkle some frozen berries on top and finish it off with a dash of nutmeg. Enjoy warm. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge and heated up the next day.