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Paleo Lemon Curd Chia Pudding with Poppyseeds

January 13, 2020
Photo by Savannah Wishart
Author Notes

There's something about Lemon Poppyseed that feels like oh-so-cozy comfort food.

I can feel some childhood nostalgia, rooted in some level of pride that I preferred fruity muffins and carrot cake above chocolatey pastries - a fact that made me feel different from other kids who loved candy and chips, living in an eternal sugar high, only to be punctuated by a savory pop of junk food.

Comfort food, as it turns out, seems to be a very American thing. As, I learned, seem to be poppy seeds.

At least, that's what I thought. After looking everywhere in Stockholm, Sweden, and concluding that poppy seeds were (very oddly) an American luxury, I had my dad send me a few big bags of poppy seeds. A couple of days after receiving my contraband from overseas, I stumbled upon them in a random store - vallmofrön, if you are curious.

As for this recipe - I've made it a small mission to replicate my favorite non-Paleo sweets into a flavor-infused variety of different chia pudding.

There's no denying that a bowl of chia pudding holds more nutrition than a muffin, and a fraction of the sugar (heck, if you really want a kick in the tastebuds, you could hold the honey altogether!).

Speaking of a kick in the tastebuds - if you hate lemon, you'll hate this recipe. 4 tablespoons is a substantial amount of lemon juice, so feel free to experiment to fit your palate. Personally, I was in need of some intensity in my mouth, and found 4 to be the perfect number. —Savannah Wishart

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Blend coconut milk, banana, honey, lemon zest & juice, vanilla, turmeric, & sea salt until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour mixture into a glass jar.
  3. Add chia seeds and poppy seeds.
  4. Shake to combine.
  5. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight.
  6. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

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