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Cherry Nice Cream with Creamy Chia-Coconut Pudding

Cherry Nice Cream with Chia-coconut Pudding (dairy free, gluten free, vegan)

Soon it’s already July, and time for summer holiday! Even thought I’m self employed and fairly busy (luckily!) I’m quite big fan of taking it easy once in a while – for example on holidays. I’ve been planning taking four weeks off, for travelling and spending time at our summer cottage in the middle of nowhere – can’t almost wait. So, as you can for sure guess, my favorite part of summers are the holidays and time spent with the family and friends. But after that comes of course all the fresh and tasty summer food and ingredients! ūüôā

Around summer it’s so easy to find fresh berries sold around every corner here, and I could eat cherries every day (if only I could find organic ones as well…). As lovely cherries are eaten just like they are, I do love them on baking and making as well. This time fresh cherries ended up being part of lovely dairy free nice cream, served with chia-coconut pudding. Yumm..

Cherry Nice Cream with Chia-coconut Pudding (dairy free, gluten free, vegan)

If you just look at the ingredients, this lovely nice cream / pudding could actually be a breakfast as well Рonly nice and feel good Рingredients here. So if you have more time on your hands on mornings, this recipe could be a very, very nice brekkie as well. (But not here, as our mornings are everything else than peaceful: after making the breakfast for my little girl I quite often end up having and apple and a carrot or a really quick smoothie myself before rushing her to day care.. No nice cream puddings over here, haha!)

Luckily I do have more time after work (I mean like 15 minutes that this recipe demands, hah, if you only have frozen bananas at hand), so at our place nice cream and puddings are usually served as desserts, and eaten quite regularly – this time with lovely cherries!

Tuulia <3

Cherry Nice Cream with Chia-coconut Pudding (dairy free, gluten free, vegan)

Cherry Nice Cream with Chia-coconut Pudding (dairy free, gluten free, vegan)

for two

pudding:
4 Tbsp chia seeds
1 dl creamy coconut milk
1 dl oat / coconut yogurt

Nice cream:
2 frozen bananas
handfull or two of fresh cherries

couple of fresh cherries for decoration

1. Prepare the pudding: mix all the ingredients and set aside for 15 minutes of so.

2. When the pudding is ready, spoon it to jars or bowls. Then prepare the nice cream: pit the dates, and add them to blender with frozen bananas. Mix until you have lovely, sweet and pink nice cream.

3. Spoon the nice cream on top of the pudding, decorate and serve instantly.

Cherry Nice Cream with Chia-coconut Pudding (dairy free, gluten free, vegan)

Zesty Coconut Chia Pudding with Lemon and Kiwi

kiwi lemon chia pudding / Wellberries

The Christmas season has really started, and the lovely scents of it are lingering everywhere. I love cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and other Christmas spices, but all of a sudden I found myself craving something zesty and fresh. I spent the weekend in Berlin visiting some dear friends, and as it was windy and cold there as well, I had a warming drink almost glued to my hand all weekend: chai tea, mulled wine, hot ginger drinks – all delicious, and very Christmassy too.

When I got back home I found myself craving lemons, kiwifruits and other not so sweet fruits. I couldn’t resist buying a big bag of them, and this morning on my way to work I bought a large dark green smoothie despite of the cold weather – clearly I have the need for more refreshing treats at the moment!

The lemons and kiwifruits ended up in this lovely, nutritious, filling and fresh coconut chia pudding. The pudding is easy to make, and filled with vitamin C, fiber and other goodies. Fresh and zesty but sweet!

The chia seeds will be blended with coconut milk until the texture is smooth. This way the nutrients of the seeds will be easily available for us. If the seeds are used without crushing them first, they work more like fiber in the gut, but when crushed we can really enjoy all the nutritional benefits of the seeds. I use them both ways: sometimes whole, sometimes crushed, combining the benefits.

If you’re also in need for something refreshing too, I do recommend trying this raw chia pudding out – it’s something totally different from all the typical winter treats!
Tuulia xx

kiwi lemon chia pudding / Wellberrieskiwi lemon chia pudding / Wellberries

Zesty coconut chia pudding with lemon and kiwi 
6 Tbsp chia seeds
4 dl coconut milk (or other plant based milk)
1 organic lemon + some lemon peel grated
1/2 tsp ground vanilla / vanilla powder
1 Tbsp maple syrup or other sweetener
3 kiwi fruits
for decoration: 1 kiwi

1. Place the chia seeds into a blender together with the lemon juice, sweetener and vanilla. Blend until the seeds are crushed and blended. Grate some lemon peel and add it into the blender as well, mix and check the taste – add more peel, if needed. Pour into a bowl and put aside for 15 minutes or so.

2. Peel the kiwis. Put three of them into a blender and mix until smooth. Cut the last kiwi into thin slices and decorate the serving jars with them. If you want, skip this part and blend all the fruits into a puree.

3. When the pudding is ready, spoon it into jars. Pour the crushed kiwi fruits on top, and enjoy your daily dosa of vitamin C!

kiwi lemon chia pudding / Wellberries

Cashew pudding “Lovely Lemon Licorice” ‚ú®

Dairy free raw cashew lemon pudding with licorice cookie crumble

Ah, may I proudly present: delicious, zesty lemon cashew pudding with lovely licorice “cookie crumble”!

For a longer time I had been graving lemon and licorice, and had been thinking about a perfect recipe to combine these. When I gave it a thought, it turned out that this combination would be perfect fit for oh so many recipes (so the “to do” list of recipes just gets longer and longer!), but this time I ended making cashew pudding (always a good choice!).

The active cooking time for this pudding is short, but the cashews should be soaked in order to get smooth texture for the pudding. So, I was left with a lot of time to build up a perfect “cookie crumble” for the licorice-part of the pudding. And oh boy I did some testing – enjoyed every moment, haha. Finally the “cookie crumble” was so good, that I decided to stick with it. The hardest part of this recipe, by the way, was not to eat all the crumble before the pudding itself was ready, but luckily there was some left for the portions as well.

This pudding is versatile: it’s perfect as a dessert but goes well for a snack as well. And I must point out, the pudding is very nutritious too: thanks to all the nuts and seeds, it’s packed with all the goodies.

But, without going more into details, let’s continue to the recipe itself – hope you love it too!

Tuulia
xx

Dairt free raw cashew lemon pudding with licorice cookie crumble

Cashew pudding “Lovely Lemon Licorice”

two – three portions

2 dl cashew nuts (soaked over night or at least 4 hours)
juice of one smallish lemon
approx. 1,5-2 dl coconut milk
1 tbsp chia seeds
piece of banana

“cookie crumble”
1 dl gluten free oat flakes
0,5 dl sun flower seeds
0,5 dl peeled hemp seed
4 soft medjool dates
2-3 tsp strong raw licorice powder (for example Urtekram or Lakritsfabriken)
a pinch of salt

1. Prepare the “cookie crumble”: place all the ingredients into blender and blend until cookie dough starts to build up. Scoop the dough from the blender and set aside for a moment.

2. Put the soaked nuts and lemon juice into blender, and blend until the nuts are crushed. Add coconut milk, chia and a piece of banana, and blend a little bit more. Add coconut milk, if needed – the texture should be smooth and lovely.

3. Check the flavor – add more banana or lemon if needed. When the flavor is perfect, place into fridge for a moment.

4. Put the “cookie crumble” on on the bottom of the cup, spoon the pudding on top, and decorate with the crumble.

5. Ready – enjoy! ‚ú®

Dairy free raw cashew lemon pudding with licorice cookie crumble

 

Layered chia pudding with a little bit of everything ‚ú®

Layered chia pudding with a little bit of everything

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 Рafter 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,
xx

Layered chia pudding with a little bit of everything

Layered chia pudding¬†‚ÄĚwith a little bit of everything‚Ä̬†

for two

1st layer:
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)

2nd layer:
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
1/2 avokado
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 ‚ú®Layered chia pudding with a little bit of everything

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