Wild Strawberry & Blackcurrant Basil Seed Pudding
Kerry Locatelli, BNat
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the Chia Seed. I am a big fan. I am, however, a slightly bigger fan of the Basil Seed.
Why Basil Seeds?
Basil Seeds are loaded with goodies. They are high in calcium, magnesium and iron and they are a great source of fiber. Chia Seeds are very similar, but Basil Seeds have just a little bit more of each. They also contain flavonoids, polyphenols and plant based Omega 3 fatty acids, giving them antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Yes Please!
Basil Seeds look a little like black sesame seeds and like the Chia Seed, Basil Seeds swell and form a gel when you add them to a liquid. I like that they swell a little quicker and get a little bit bigger than the Chia Seed, and they can be a little crunchier. Chia Seed Puddings generally take 4+ hours or overnight to set. Basil Seed Puddings can take as little as 20-30mins to be ready to eat. When you don’t have time on your side, or you just don’t want to wait for some yummy goodness, Basil Seed Puddings are the way to go. They are great for children as you can get them involved in making the pudding and they don’t have to wait long before they can eat them.
Adding Nuzest Kids Good Stuff to the mix makes these Basil Seed Puddings a powerhouse of nutrients and goodness, and to top it all off they are delicious!
250ml Coconut Milk
1 Serve Wild Strawberry Kids Good Stuff
10g Sujon Black Currant Powder
3 tsp Basil Seeds
Blend the Coconut Milk, Kids Good Stuff and Sujon Blackcurrant Powder together.
Add the Basil Seeds and mix well with a fork or whisk.
Allow to stand for 5 mins and then mix well again (the Basil Seeds will start to settle and swell at the bottom of the blender cup, we want to stir the seeds up and distribute them throughout the liquid).
Put the basil Seed Pudding in the fridge for 20mins.
*The longer you leave it to stand, the thicker it gets. I prefer to eat it 20-30mins after I have made it. I enjoy the flavour and texture more.