Hey guys. Have you ever tried tapioca? It is a starch extracted from Manioc but spread throughout the world and has a special importance in Brazil, Thailand, India and in most African countries. Tapioca pudding is prepared with tapioca pearls – the ones I used – which is done in many cultures with equally varying styles, and may be produced in a variety of ways. Its consistency ranges from thin (runny), to thick, to firm enough to eat with a fork. So to read more about what makes it so healthy check out the health benefits below. I find it is a great gluten-free and low in fructose breakfast. To make it completely fructose free don’t add the pear (and blueberries).
– TAPIOCA & POPPY SEED PUDDING –
for 1; vegan & sugar free & gluten free & low in fructose
– 300 ml of tapioca
– 500 ml of soy milk
– 2 tbsp. of poppy seeds
– 2 tbsp. of coconut milk
– 1 pear
– 1 handful of blueberries
– 6 lemon verbena leaves
– pinch of ground nutmeg
1. Cook tapioca with soy milk for about 10 minutes under constant stiring.
2. Once tapioca will start to get transparent keep going for 1 more minute and you are done.
3. Stir in poppy seeds into tapioca pudding and place pudding in jar, glass or any dish of your choice.
4. Cover with coconut milk.
5. Cut pear into little pieces, wash blueberries and add to glass.
6. Cut verbena leaves and scatter on top as well.
7. I love to use a little bit of fresh ground nutmeg for a lovely spicy aftertaste. Enjoy
Blueberries contain a group of natural phytonutrients which have a unique ability to protect both the watery and fatty parts of the brain against damage from some environmental toxins. Phytonutrients also decrease free radicals levels that are linked to aging and disease. Blueberries are packed with vitamin C, E, riboflavin, niacin, and folate. Studies conclude that compounds in blueberries may reverse some age-related memory loss and motor skill decline.
Tapioca is enjoyed throughout the world, and is an essential part of certain cultural diets due to its unique composition of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and organic compounds. Very low level of saturated fats, cholesterol and sodium. It is a rich source of fiber, „good“ cholesterol and protein. It contains folate, B6, iron, calcium, copper and selenium.