Have you tried papaya? Isn’t it delicious?! We used to have a papaya tree in our front yard when I was a child. It’s a pretty tree with easily grown large fruit. There isn’t much work involved in growing a papaya tree on a tropical Island like Mauritius, I don’t fancy your chances here in Ireland though (just in case you were thinking of having a go at it). I love the leaves, large and beautifully structured. The trunk can be slim and quite tall. Go and google it, it’s worth a look.
I made some overnight chia pudding and added these golden papaya chunks in the morning, it was a glorious creamilicious breakfast. You feel good after having such a breakfast. Plenty of protein and fiber and a good source of omega-3 to keep you full for another while. No cooking involved and perfect for those busy mornings. Just soak them in milk and let it chill in the fridge overnight and it’s ready to eat in the morning. Add any flavours like, perhaps cinnamon, cacao or vanilla if you have the time. The one I made has only 3 ingredients : Chia, milk and papaya. My papaya chia Pudding was very good and very tasty. If you have another chia pudding recipe do share it in the comment box below. I’d love to have a new and delicious way to eat my Chia seeds. Chia seeds are most definitely our friend.
A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
- They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2
- 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup peeled, de-seeded and chopped papaya
- Use a mason jar or a breakfast bowl to mix the chia seeds and milk. Seal the jar and refrigerate it overnight.
- In the morning when you are ready to eat just take it out the fridge, add the chopped fruits and eat.