Autumn means warm spices, I love the aroma of cloves and nutmeg and of course cinnamon at this time of year (0r indeed any time of year to be honest). The blend with oranges is lovely and the addition of some honey spice nuts definitely gets into the autumn spirit.
I made the chia mix first thing in the morning before I went out with the dog and then fried the nuts at the last minute before serving so they were warm and sticky. Seriously good when eaten with a tired dog at your feet.
Orange spice chia bowl
- 1 orange – peeled
- 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- Mix of almonds and walnuts (or other nuts) – I used around 5 almonds and 2 walnuts for one portion)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- More mixed spice
- More natural yoghurt to serve
In a blender blitz the orange, tablespoon of yoghurt and a teaspoon of mixed spice (or add more if you want more of a spice hit).
Put the orange blend in a bowl and add the chia seeds. Leave for at least an hour or overnight to allow the chia seeds to soak up the juice.
For the nut topping – chop the nuts and dry fry them for a couple of minutes in a small pan. Add the honey and spice and stir fry for another minute or two.
Layer up your bowl with the orange chia mix, natural yoghurt and the spiced nuts.