Do you eat plums?
I remember how I used to eat plums. A lot. Then what I think happened is I ate too many of them and ended up getting sick of them.
I think they are a forgotten fruit.
Did you know they are the fresh version of prunes?
Haha, perhaps, that’s why they might be the forgotten fruit.
But, they have a wide variety of health benefits, including:
- being full of anti-oxidants which help with free-radical damage to our cells (due to toxins, like pollution) and help slow down the effects of aging
- increasing iron absorption, which will be beneficial to those that may be iron deficient
- lowering your cholesterol
- boosting immunity due to the vitamin C
- keeping your digestive system regular
- stabilizing your blood sugar levels
- helping you lose weight
So, if you don’t eat plums or you haven’t eaten them in a while here is a recipe for you to try:
Overnight Chia Seed Plum Pudding Parfait
This recipe serves 1.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 tablespoon raw or organic honey (optional)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 large plum, pitted, with skin
- 1/4 cup granola (store bought or homemade)
- Blend the coconut milk, honey, and 1/2 of the pitted plum, in a high speed blender until smooth.
- Pour the coconut milk/plum mixture into a medium mixing bowl.
- Add the chia seeds and stir until the seeds are well incorporated.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate pudding overnight.
- Make your granola now, if you are using homemade granola. Store in an airtight container.
- In the morning remove the pudding mixture from the refrigerator and let it sit room temperature for about 20 minutes.
- Cut up your remaining 1/2 a plum into small cubes.
- Get your granola ready.
- In a mason jar or glass, place a layer of pudding in the bottom, then layer that with a spoonful or so of the cubed plums, then a spoonful or so of granola. Alternate layering the pudding, plum cubes, and granola until you reached the top of the jar (or glass). End with cubed plums & granola on top and enjoy with a spoon!