Finally we’re at our new home, after long spring and some unfortunate events, that extended our renovation with almost a month. Even though I’m sitting here between boxes and bags, I’m more than happy: it’s just great to be here after living at my parents place (oh yes). When I look outside of the window, the greenness greets me and I must admit that this is what I’ve been missing while living almost in the centre of Helsinki. Luckily we’re still quite close to my favourite parts of the city, but closer to nature as well.
The first thing I started unpacking was of course kitchen: how I had missed my Vitamix! I was graving many things, and ended up making a layered chia pudding, with a little bit of everything: raspberries, turmeric, raw licorice, oat yogurt, lemon balm, ginger, avokado, peeled hemp seeds.. You name it!
It might sound a bit peculiar, but I can assure you, that the layers play well with each other. The raspberries and licorice are quite sweet, but just perfect when combined with the topping of lemon palm and apple, and the lowest part with oat yogurt and turmeric balances the flavors nicely. I added some black pepper to the lowest part as well, to increase the bioavailability of the turmeric – after this spring I really need all the goodness turmeric has to offer, haha.
From here it’s good to start the summer holiday: tomorrow we’re off to our summer cottage, where I will spend time in the nature, enjoy the sauna, swimming and sup boarding, and hopefully will have some time for reading as well. And spend some quality time with family, of course.
And guess what! I actually heard some wild rumours, that the blueberries are starting to be ready soon – can’t wait.
Hoping some relaxing moments to you too,
Layered chia pudding ”with a little bit of everything”
1 dl oat yougurt
2 tbsp chia seeds
n. 1/4 tsp ginger powder
n. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
pinch of black pepper
1 tsp honey (vegan: maple or coconut syrup)
2-3 dl fresh raspberries (or melted wild raspberries)
1-2 tbsp chia seeds
0,5 dl coconut milk
1-2 tsp raw licorice powder
1 medjool date
3 rd layer:
1/2 bunch of fresh lemon balm
1/2 dl peeled hemp seeds
1 dl oat yougurt
0,25 dl coconut milk
1/2 green apple
on top: lemon balm, bee pollen (vegaani; leave the bee pollen out)
1. Make the 1st layer: mix everything together by hand in a small bowl.
2. Make the 2nd layer: mix everything togerther in a blender, blend until smooth. (Remember to take the date seed away)
3. Make the 3rd layer in a blender as well (clean the blender before): mix everything until smooth.
4. Spoon the layers carefully on top of each other, sprinke some bee pollen and lemon balm leaves on top. Enjoy ✨