The go-to superfood for busy brides

With the seal of approval from recent royal bride, Meghan Markle

The wedding of the year took place just a few weeks ago, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walked down the aisle on Saturday 19th May.

Fit for a princess, it has been widely reported that homemade Chia Pudding is one of Meghan’s favourite snacks. Bursting with a wealth of nutritional benefits, it is not hard to see why they are the perfect store cupboard essential for any bride to be.

Here to share the secrets of the little seeds that feature on Ms. Markle’s shopping list, we’ve enlisted the help of leading London Nutritionist Lily Soutter, who explains why chia seeds continue to reign, plus why they are perfect for any busy bride focusing on wedding prep:

“Not only do they make a great addition to tasty smoothies, energy bars, soups and salads, their versatile nature means that they can be incorporated into almost any meal of the day,” says Lily.

“Chia provides a rich source of plant-based omega 3 fats, these fats line every cell membrane within the body are important for soft and supple skin. Just one tablespoon of chia seeds also provides a whopping 6g of fibre, which can help to keep appetite in check, balance blood sugar and support healthy digestion.

These nifty seeds also provide a source of plant-based protein, an essential macronutrient needed for healthy hair, skin and nails – helping get the glow for the big day

Lastly, they pack in a decent amount of calcium, magnesium, B vitamins and zinc which are involved with energy production and immune function.”

How to eat it

Chia seeds have a very mild taste and will not affect the flavour of what you are eating. They are easy to include in your everyday diet:

  • Sprinkle raw on your food
  • Make a gel as a base for smoothies or as an egg replacer.
  • Add to breakfast cereals, salads and soups

Chia Pudding recipes fit for a royal wedding

To celebrate the royal wedding, we’ve teamed up with leading American health foodie Flora & Vino to create two new Chia Pudding recipes. Based on traditional English puddings, but with an American twist, the delicious pots are sure to leave your friends and family with insta-envy!

Founder of Flora & Vino Lauren is a plant-based recipe creator, food photographer, and writer. You can find her in the kitchen, at the yoga studio, or visiting local wineries and she lives in the United States with her husband and golden retriever puppy, Harper. The all new Chia Puddings are a must-try.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding

Lemon Lavender Lucuma ‘Cheesecake’ Chia Pudding

The best news? With our online shop now up in running for UK customers (yay!) you can chia up this season in just a few short clicks.