Blood Orange Chia Pudding
It’s January, and after the excesses of December and sudden cold snap, our immunity can feel a little low.
The best way to combat tiresome colds and get your glow back is to stock up on vitamin C and zinc rich foods. Blood oranges are a fantastic course of vitamin C. The red pigment makes sure they’re rich in anthocyanins- antioxidants that fight free radicals, cause ageing and lower our immunity.
Chia seeds are a great source of zinc, which is crucial in building up antibodies in response to infection, as well as its role in enzyme production essential for healthy digestion. A healthy digestive system plays a key role in immunity.
A great way of eating these two flu repellers is combining them in a very simple protein rich blood orange chia pudding recipe. This recipe takes seconds to make and you will find it refreshing and nourishing.
1 blood orange (or regular orange)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Blend the whole peeled orange until smooth
Add the chia seeds and stir in
Leave to sit for 30 minutes until set
Serve with a slice of orange
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