You guys know that I love chia seed pudding by now and this chia pudding has a little extra boost to it! I received these amazing syrups from Norm’s Farm in North Carolina (my home state!) and I have been working on some recipes with them! I absolutely love the flavor that it adds to this chia seed pudding and it allows you to get your daily dose of this goodness!
In this recipe, I used their Elderberry Wellness Syrup which is insanely tasty. It has not only all of the health benefits of elderberry, but it also has the warming spices of clove and cinnamon which make it so delicious and nourishing.
Elderberry contains higher levels of antioxidants than blueberry, sweet cherry, tart cherry, acai, noni, goji, pomegranate and cranberry juices. This is why it is amazing to supplement with during the cooler months to keep your from getting colds! I specifically love this brand because they have no alcohol in their process and use a water extraction process. You can check out the Norm’s Farm site for all of this information!
I wanted to show you guys easy ways to add this into your day, like this chia seed pudding or throwing a serving into a morning smoothie, but I also tried adding it to some other recipes. For instance, I was obsessed with adding the elderberry extract to my Raw Berry Slice recipe because it adds more deliciousness and makes it super easy to get a serving of this in a delightful way. I’ve also loved adding a teaspoon of it to tea!
- ¼ cup chia seed
- 2 cups hot water
- ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
- 2 tsp elderberry wellness syrup
- pinch himalayan sea salt
- ½ cup berries
- Soak chia seeds in hot water (makes them expand more quickly) and allow to sit for at least 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place coconut milk, berries, wellness syrup, and pinch of salt in a pot and slowly heat. Then add in chia seeds and enjoy!
- Refrigerate if you want this to be cold, but I recommend eating it warm!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and look forward to more recipes with these awesome immunity syrups! 🙂