When I’m nannying I always have at least two cups of tea while the kids are home from school doing music practice or homework. Seeing as I have the memory of a goldfish, this usually means I end up trying whatever tea I can find in their cupboards. This recipe is based around my obsession with the Celestial tea’s Bengal Spice mix, which I had to go out and buy for myself as it’s just so good. Think of a chai, just with more spice and a heap more flavour.
To be honest I’ve never been sold on chia puddings as I find them pretty bland and flavourless, but by infusing the actual pudding itself, it creates an amazing breakfast treat. Top with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand – I used the last of my berries!
– 1 date, chopped and pitted
– 1 cup boiling water
– 1 Bengal Spice tea bag
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 2 tbsp chia seeds
– fresh berries to top
– add the chopped date, tea bag and cinnamon to boiling water
– leave to soak for 5-7 minutes
– put chia seeds into a glass (or whatever pot you want!)
– remove the tea bag and strain water into the glass over the chia seeds
– stir to mix the chia seeds through and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight
– when ready, top with fresh berries