· By Nature Restore
Butterfly Pea Powder Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
Have you ever heard of butterfly pea powder? If not, you’re not alone, as it’s not a well-known ingredient. But allow us the pleasure of introducing it to you! Butterfly pea powder is like magic in a packet, as it has the ability to change color from blue to pink when mixed with an acidic liquid such as lemon or lime juice or to green when mixed with alkaline water.
Not only that, it’s packed with antioxidants, in particular, antioxidants called flavonoids that help to protect our immune and overall health.
Fun fact – a compound called anthocyanin is responsible for the stunning blue color of butterfly pea powder before it’s changed color.
Ruthanne from @thebigleybasics has made the most of the health benefits with this incredible Butterfly Pea Powder Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding recipe. Plus, we think you’ll agree – how stunning would these look served to your friends and family?
Here’s how Ruthanne made them…
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Fridge Time: 3 hours
For the Base
2/3 cup unsweetened dairy free yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened dairy free milk
1/3 cup white chia seeds
1/3 cup raw honey
1 tbsp Nature Restore Butterfly Pea Powder
1/2 cup unsweetened dairy free yogurt
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tbsp white chia seeds
Add all of the base ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until a smooth chia seed pudding forms.
Divide the chia seed pudding evenly between two medium sized bowls. Set aside.
Add one cup of frozen blueberries to a microwave safe dish and heat in the microwave until the blueberries are warm and juicy. Add the blueberries and 1 tbsp white chia seeds to a high speed blender and blend until a smooth blueberry purée forms.
Add half of the blueberry purée to the first bowl of chia seed pudding and mix well.
Pour the remaining blueberry purée into a small dish.
Add 1/2 cup of dairy free unsweetened plain yogurt to the second bowl of chia seed pudding and mix well.
Place both bowls of chia seed pudding in the fridge to chill, as well as the blueberry purée.
Refrigerate all of the items for several hours, until chilled (at least 3+ hours).
After 3+ hours, remove the chia seed puddings and blueberry purée from the fridge.
Layer the chia seed puddings and blueberry purée in little dessert dishes. Once layered, top with dairy free whipped cream and fresh blueberries (optional).
Enjoy! Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.
PS - Swap the honey for maple or agave syrup if you want to make them fully plant-based!