Recipe for Fig and Chia Seed Smoothie – a nutritious morning treat made with almond milk


Chia Seed Pudding:
6 tablespoons chia seeds
2 cups coconut milk you can also use any other dairy free milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons maple syrup honey can also be used

6 fresh figs keep two for the garnish
2 cups almond milk
1 frozen banana
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

How to
For the Chia Seed Pudding: In a ceramic mixing bowl, combine the chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla essence.

Stir until well combined. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate overnight. You can also give it two stirs once or twice to keep the chia seeds from clinging together.

Once you are ready to enjoy your smoothie, scoop the soaked chia seed pudding in the bottom of your smoothie glasses.

Cut two figs lengthwise in slices, and arrange on the inside of your smoothie glasses.

For the smoothie: You can peel your figs, or simply roughly chop them and blend with almond milk, vanilla essence and one frozen banana until smooth.

Carefully pour the smoothie into your glasses, on top of the chia pudding. Enjoy!

Recipe provided by Anina’s Recipes – a food blog by Anina Meyer.

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