Sunshine Chia

Recipe courtesy of Psychologies Magazine and taken from Wholesome Bowls by Melissa Delport (Watkins Media)

‘Chia seeds are ancient seeds that date back to the Aztec era. They can be found at most health stores, or in the health section at your local supermarket. Add them to smoothies or sprinkle them over your oats. Chia is one of nature’s richest antioxidants. It can prevent premature skin aging and is also very high in fibre, which promotes digestive health’

87.5g chia seeds
250ml almond milk
250ml coconut milk
1 tbsp plant-based protein powder
1 tsp honey
165g diced fresh mango
25g raw coconut flakes
Edible flowers (optional)


  1. In a medium-sized saucepan over a medium heat, add the chia seeds and almond milk and cook for about 10 minutes. The chia seeds will soak up the liquid. Slowly add the coconut milk to the mixture when it starts to look dry.
  2. Add the protein powder and honey and mix well. Once all the liquid has been added and the consistency is like porridge, remove from the heat.
  3. Divide the chia seeds porridge between your bowls and decorate with mango and coconut flakes. If you find some edible flowers, use these to make the bowl beautiful; beautiful foods brings joy, and joyous food is good energy!

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