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Cape Town Chia

Another exciting raw food recipe from acclaimed raw food expert and author of over 500 published recipes, Kate Magic.

Serves four
No equipment needed
Takes five minutes to make, but then you need to leave it soaking for at least a couple of hours.

Chia is one of the very best sources of those all-important essential fatty acids, and is a superb source of energy. This pudding makes a great breakfast food, or a healthy between-meals snack. It's so simple to do - soak some overnight before you go to bed, and enjoy it for breakfast the next day.

If you haven't already done so, make your hemp milk now, by blending two tablespoons of shelled hemp into a litre of water. Hemp is my favourite, but you can try this with almond milk, or, if you prefer, milk from a carton such as rice milk or soya milk.

In a big bowl, place your chia, and then pour your milk over it. Give it a good stir with a spoon. You may find you get lumps of chia, which it's easiest to break down with a fork. Add in the raisins and baobab, and stir them in so they are evenly mixed. The sweetness of the raisins is absorbed into the pudding, so there's no need for extra sweeteners. Leave to stand for at least two hours, until the milk is fully absorbed into the chia. You may need to stir it intermittently to make sure there are no lumps.

If you don't want to eat it all straight away, this pudding will keep well in the fridge, in fact it improves with age, for up to five days.

For more of Kate's recipes, check her books, or join the magic bubble.

Watch Kate's chia video here.

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