This is a serious hit of the tropics with added vitamin C. The mix of pineapple, ginger, kiwi and coconut puts the zing in. If you’re struggling to wake up in the morning, this will seriously wake up your taste buds. I’ve been using coconut yoghurt a lot lately as a change from my usual natural yoghurt and it really enhances the whole taste of this dish.
There is some previous night preparation to make the pineapple and chia mix.
Tropical chia zinger bowl (this pineapple chia mix is enough for 2 portions)
- 200g fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped into big chunks
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger (I used mine from frozen)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- A few mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
Put all of the above apart from the chia seeds into a food processor and mix to a puree. Put the puree into a bowl and mix in the chia seeds. Cover and put in the fridge overnight.
To serve (per single portion)
- 1 kiwi fruit – diced
- 1 teaspoon desiccated coconut
- A sprinkle of shredded coconut
Mix together and top the pineapple chia mix with this.
Then add some coconut yoghurt on top with a few more bits of shredded coconut.
I managed to get up early this morning to walk the dog on the beach – lovely to see the sunshine so early and it prolonged the mood being able to eat this afterwards.