One of the things I love most about living in the Azores, is picking blackberries in the summer. Maybe it reminds me of my childhood, growing up in the forests of Washington state, spending summers picking blackberries and swimming in Black lake. Maybe I love picking blackberries because even with the scratches from the thorns, it is just so peaceful. A state of yoga. Breathing, quiet, healing, and picking berries in the country, watching the bees and butterflies. Observing just how connected everything is..
We have been picking buckets of blackberries. And since I love to experiment with food creations, yesterday, I made one of the most delicious and refreshing raw puddings I have ever eaten. It is light, refreshing, delicious and packed with nutrition.
Blackberry Lemon Chia Seed Pudding:
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1 cup Hemp, Almond, Soy, or Oat milk
1/4 to 1/2 cup Raw Honey (Add too taste, I like it sweet)
1 cup of fresh Blackberries
Directions: Soak the chia seeds in the milk for 45 minutes. We want the mixture EXTRA Thick. If it is not thick enough, add more chia..
Next stir in the blackberries.. And really mash all the blackberries into the mixture. Slowly pour in the honey, squeeze 1/2 of the lemon (or more, to taste) and stir. Breathe, put your energy into the food.
Chill for at least 1 hour.
For a smooth and creamy texture, this can be made blended too. Simply follow all the steps above, and then blend. 🙂