Being a retreat chef – what a joy!
Not only do I get to make the most delicious soul-inspired food and serve it to the most beautiful souls on retreat, it gives me the enormous privilege of filling my shopping trolley with bountiful loads of delicious, organic goodness!
It’s like a delightful treasure hunt as the menu unfolds from one basket of fruit and veggies to the next. I never quite know what is going to be available at any given time.
So… I was busy filling my shopping trolley with fresh organic goodies in Belgium last week, when the most delicious pile ‘Emilia’ of mangoes caught my eye.
I suddenly thought my guest would just LOVE ‘Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding’. And so it was.
My guests loved them.
If you’ve not yet discovered the culinary alchemy of chia seeds, then you are in for a real treat. They thicken, in a jelly-like fashion when soaked, making the perfect pudding or smoothie addition.
Soaking also makes it easier to digest and assimilate their nutrients.
Chia seeds are one of the richest plant-based sources of essential fats; a high quality, complete protein food and loaded with antioxidants.
Quick video guide (when I was in Belgium)..
I managed to shoot a super quick video to show you how easy these chia breakfast puddings are to make (and also an excuse to say a quick hello to you guys!)…