I’m going to come out straight away and say this : I am sleeping on lemongrass. If you’re not familiar with the slang, “sleeping on” something, it basically means I’m not giving the superfood herb / natural pesticide its due, and using it as much as I would like to. I mean, it’s so delicious. And it goes so well with pretty much anything sweet. It’s about time I put it in one of these here breakfast recipes. The long overdue Lemongrass Strawberry Chia Pudding is now here for your consumption.
It’s pretty important to get sweet strawberries, otherwise this dish will just end up really sour. Which could totally be your thing. In which case, please proceed kind madame/sir.
Because Lemongrass stalks are pretty tough, it’s a pretty good move to make it into a juice before using it in a lot of recipes. Anything that you want to be smooth and creamy, pretty much. I would classify this as one of those. To make a Lemongrass Juice is exactly like making a nut milk. Just blend chopped lemongrass and water, then strain through a nut milk bag.
If you can’t get lemongrass, just replace with lemon juice to keep the sweet and sour Strawberry Chia Pudding action going. Ideally a lemon with a bit of sweetness, like Meyer lemons.
Now before we get to the recipe, I just wanna share a few health benefits of Lemongrass. Like I mentioned above, it’s a natural pesticide. It’s actually technically a weed, so it grows really easily too. So if you can grow it where you are, stick some of them badboys in your garden and watch the pests disappear. If it’s possible to watch something disappear…
Anyway, the health benefits of lemongrass :
- It’s high in Iron, a mineral that is key for energy levels
- It has lots of antioxidants, which help keep diseases at bay
- It’s anti-inflammatory
- The essential oils can kill bacteria
Now happy Freeshin![amd-zlrecipe-recipe:50]