Banana and cinnamon chia pudding topped with fig and almond

Banana and cinnamon chia pudding

Ingredients
1 can of coconut milk
2 banana, peeled
1.5 tsp. ground cinnamon
5 Tb chia seeds, black or white
1 tsp. coconut oil
2 figs, sliced
3 Tb slivered almonds

Blitz together milk, bananas, and cinnamon. Add chia and combine. Pour into glasses/bowls and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
To serve
Toast almonds in a dry pan, set aside. Heat coconut oil in pan and fry figs until golden. Top puddings with fig and almonds.
2 serves

FACT
Chia seeds are a great source of fibre having 40% fibre by weight. They are also high in protein, iron and omega 3 fatty acids.

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It is best to blend over juicing so that the fiber content is not lost.
Fiber has many benefits, some include slowing down the release of sugar into the blood stream (avoiding sugar rush or spikes), it binds with toxins and cholesterol preventing absorption and helps you stay full longer.
Juices oxidize so its so it is best to drink straight away or within 24 hours and kept airtight.

Ingredients
5 kale leaves, washed stems removed
½ cucumber, cubed
1 C coconut water
½ lemon, juiced, slice for garnish
2 Tb mint leaves
1 banana, peeled

Place all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth.

Ingredient options
Pear, watermelon, pineapple, mango, lime
Celery, spinach, parsley
Ginger, cinnamon
Green tea
Almond milk, unsweetened
Chia seeds, psyllium husks