Cardamon + Saffron Chia Seed Pudding

This chia seed pudding is a healthy twist on a traditional South Indian dessert called kesari bhath that my kids are crazy about. I love the exotic flavours of the saffron and cardamom, and they benefit the digestive and immune systems. Chia seeds are rich in protein, fibre, minerals, vitamins and are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Satisfyingly filling, try it cold or warm for breakfast, or as a dessert.
Preparation time: 3 hours


Serves 1
  • 1 cup almond milk, or brown rice milk for a sweeter taste
  • a large pinch of saffron threads
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ cup of chia seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup
  • berries, to serve
  • a sprinkle of bee pollen (optional)

Combine all the ingredients in a jar and mix well.

Place in the fridge and allow to gel for 30 minutes, then shake again and refrigerate.

Allow it to set for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Serve with berries and sprinkle over with bee pollen. Enjoy!

Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free,