As a Mum of three teenagers, I can honestly say that a little spoiling is all we are looking for on Sunday the 8th of May. Start the day right by letting Mum stay tucked up in bed, deliver a beautiful breakfast tray and shower her with love and affection. These recipes for Wam Vanilla Chia Pudding and Smoked Salmon Toast are simple yet decadent. Serve them up on a tray with her favourite coffee or tea, a magazine and seasonal fruit and Mum will be feeling, seeing and eating the love.
PS Dear Mums - Print this off and pop on the fridge door for the family to stumble across!
~ Warm Vanilla Chia Pudding with Stewed Rhubarb || Makes 2-3 Pudding
1) Stewed Rhubarb
5 fat stalks rhubarb, washed, trimmed and chopped into 5cm pieces (Morley Fresh)
⅓ cup caster sugar (Woolworths or Coles)
⅓ cup water
2) Warm Chia Pudding
All ingredients available from Woolworths or Coles
2 ½ cups milk of choice (use nut, oat or coconut mylk for a vegan pudding)
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp maple syrup (or to taste)
½ Tbsp cinnamon
½ cup white chia seeds
Garnish with chopped pistachio, desiccated coconut and fresh or frozen raspberries
Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
Lower heat to a simmer, cover with a tight fitting lid and cook until the rhubarb begins to soften (about 10 mins).
2) Warm Chia Pudding
In a small pot add the milk, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, and chia seeds and whisk vigorously to combine
Place pot on the stovetop over medium-high heat and stir continuously to warm throughout and thicken into a thin pudding consistency. (5 mins)
Set aside with a lid on.
You can simply serve the chia pudding in a bowl topped with rhubarb and pistachio however, I chose to layer mine into glasses to make it a bit more Mother’s Day special.
Layer your glass in quarters repeating ¼ glass of chia, ¼ rhubarb at a time then finish with pistachio and coconut.****
~ Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast || Makes: 1 serve
1 thick slice of Cape Seed Loaf from Bakers Delight, toasted
50g Huon Smoked Salmon (Woolworths)
½ a small Shepherd Avocado sliced (Morley Fresh)
2 Tbsp spreadable cream cheese (Woolworths)
2 Tbsp Rozas nut free Pesto (Woolworths)****
Using your toast as the base, spread it with the cream cheese.
Lay on the sliced avocado then fold on the smoked salmon.
Finish with a drizzle of pesto.
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You can serve your chia pudding warm or cold.
Change up the fruit. Try stewed apple or pear through winter and fresh berries in summer and spring.
Chia pudding is a great breakfast to pre prepare and grab when you’re running out the door early in the morning.****
Chia seeds contain tons of antioxidants and the high amount of healthy omega-rich fats in chia seeds make them also beneficial for nervous system, hair, skin, and nail health!