If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast option then look no further. These delicious overnight cherry chia seed puddings are a superfood delight that can be enjoyed at any time of the day!
With the weather getting colder, winter may be literally on our doorstep but that’s no reason to ditch healthy breakfasts in favour of a hot, but unhealthy, fry-up.
These overnight cherry chia seed puddings are packed full of vitamins, nutrients and such intensely delicious flavours that you’ll really will want to eat them again and again, regardless of the season of the year or time of the day.
Layered with creamy chia seed pudding, sweet raspberry compote and rich overnight oats and topped off with fresh cherries and mint leaves, the whole delightful creation packs a mighty superfood punch!
Cherries are a superfood packed to the brim with the amazing anti-ageing antioxidant anthocyanins, which is also known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Cherries are also known to reduce the risk of obesity, cancer, and fight cardiovascular disease.
An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds are another a nutrient-dense superfood. High in fibre and protein, chia seeds can also assist with weight loss. Chia seeds also contain calcium, antioxidants, magnesium, and vitamins B1, B2 and B3, all of which can contribute to a clearer complexion.
Chia seeds can also lower cholesterol levels, blood pressure and other forms of cardiovascular diseases.
Despite the fact that some on the Paleo diet believe oats to not be Paleo ‘certified’ (as if they’re old enough to recall what cavemen ate…), there is scientific evidence which contradicts their belief.
*Cavemen (sorry, cave people!) did in actual fact consume grains and thus, I have absolutely no qualms in using porridge in my recipes or referring to this vegan recipe as also Paleo.
You can prepare this recipe easily the night before and put together in the morning in just a matter of minutes.
If cherries are not your favourite fruit, you can choose to use any other fruits you prefer as toppings, as well as for the compote.
* You can see the full discussion about the Paleo diet – as well as get fit in as little as two weeks – in the 14 Day Paleo Meal Plan.
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- Mix everything together, adding the syrup until sweetened sufficiently. Leave to sit in the fridge for at least six hours or preferably overnight.
- Combine the raspberries and syrup in a pot and allow to cook for approximately 5 minutes on a medium heat.
- Stir often to prevent the compote from burning.
- Add the remaining ingredients and continue to cook until the mixture is a thick consistency.
- Break down any raspberry pieces which may be too big before removing from the heat and allowing to cool down.
- Once cooled, store in the fridge until ready to use.
- In a bowl, mash up the banana before adding all the other ingredients.
- Stir well, before covering and placing in the fridge for at least six hours (but preferably overnight).
- The next day, layer the pudding in serving glasses by firstly adding the chia pudding, then the compote and lastly the overnight oats.
- Garnish with fresh cherries and mint leaves, before serving.
- Leaving the jam to stand overnight (either in the fridge or at room temperature) will create the perfect consistency for this recipe.
- The compote can be stored for over a week in the fridge when kept in an airtight container