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Zesty warm berry tapioca pudding

Zesty warm berry tapioca pudding

Zesty warm berry tapioca pudding is just a wonderful belly warmer in the mid of winter. Citrus fruit is in abundance right now, and I never really liked citrus fruit in cooking, but I have to say experimenting with the very vibrant fruit has been amazing. They go well in baked goods, salads, stir-fries and chocolate, and who doesn’t like chocolate? Using the pulp to the zest of the skin adds just so much flavor to meals. Especially this creamy tapioca pudding, it’s seriously sooo good!

Zesty warm berry tapioca pudding is just a wonderful belly warmer in the mid of winter. Citrus fruit is in abundance right now, and I never really liked citrus fruit in cooking, but I have to say experimenting with the very vibrant fruit has been amazing. They go well in baked goods, salads, stir-fries and chocolate, and who doesn’t like chocolate? Using the pulp to the zest of the skin adds just so much flavor to meals. Especially this creamy tapioca pudding, it’s seriously sooo good!

Now that Christmas is over and the new year has left us wanting some greens, but the wheater is not in sync with our needs, then that leaves room for soup, stews, and warming bowls of porridge. Even though a green smoothie would go down pretty well, healthwise, but not so much tastebuds-wise, then there are options like this coconut tapioca pudding that is low in carbs, gluten-free and filled with winter abundant nutrients to fill your tummy and tantalize your tastebuds. Everything the body needs right now, or my body at least.

Being pregnant in the mid of winter has it’s benefits, like layers and layers of oversized clothing to hide those extra kgs. But the upside aside from nothing fitting is the fact that you get to enjoy amazing flavor nutrient-filled meals. Those meals have to be very nutrient-dense because little miss is still taking a lot and sometimes leaving me needing more. The third trimester has been going pretty well, aside from the occasional fatique and sniffles.

Lately, I have been looking into more plant-based nutrient based meals, more than before to ensure that my body and she gets all it needs. This is also a very important post-pregnancy for recovery, breastfeeding stores, and obviously for the long term. There are so many factors to require, you have to look at all angles if you eat or do not eat meat after having a baby. But aside from me being pregnant (Ill get to that post soon) this warming bowl just hit the spot and I’ll take what I can get these days. It’s creamy, zesty and heart soothing.

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Zesty warm berry tapioca pudding

Zesty warm berry tapioca pudding

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup tapioca
  • two cups water
  • 1 cup coconut cream or soy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • zest of one orange
  • maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Warm berry sauce

  • 1 1/2 cup cranberries or raspberries
  •  1/2 cup pomegranate
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or agave
  • pinch of salt
  • Extra orange zest for serving

Method

  1. Soak the tapioca overnight to ensure easy cooking the next morning. 
  2. Drain and add the water and the coconut milk to the tapioca and bring to a boil on medium until translucent, add the salt and the maple syrup to your liking. 
  3. Add a couple of grates of the orange zest to the tapioca before serving.
  4. Bring all of the warm berry sauce ingredients to a simmer until jammy takes about 15-20 minutes. 
  5. Serve the tapioca pudding with a couple of tbsp of the berry sauce, dollops of coconut cream,  extra orange zest, and a drizzle of maple syrup. 

Notes:

  • Other fruit can be used like blueberries or strawberries for the warm berry sauce.
  • Spices like grated ginger or nutmeg can be added to the sauce.
  • You can sub the coconut cream or milk with soy or rice cream if you like.
  • Lime and blueberry goes really well together if you don’t have orange in season right now.

Hope, you love this wonderful mid-winter recipe! It’s seriously so simplistic and yet so flavorful.

M*

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