Vegan Mofo 2016 Day 19 Blackcurrant and Blueberry Chia Pudding

Day 19 - Goth Day – Blues, purples, blacks? Let your dark side shine. As a former teenage Goth I got a little bit excited when I saw this prompt and immediately set about thinking about how to create a purple breakfast. I'd picked up a couple of bags of these Urban Fruit blueberry and blackcurrant mix a few weeks ago in Home Bargains and they seemed perfect for today's suggestion.

Here's what they looked like straight out of the packet. I popped 2 tablespoons of them in a cup and added a little hot water, just enough to cover and let them re-hydrate further for about 20 minutes.

I then blended the berries and water mix with 3/4 cup of soya milk in a blender. In a bowl I mixed this with 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and 1 1/2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Then I poured the mixture into one of my favourite cups and popped it in the fridge overnight. In the morning I served it with a few dried berries as a topper and this was really tasty and blackcurranty. I'll definitely be making this again and experimenting with other dried fruits in chia puddings.

The photo looks a bit brown but it was more of a lovely mauve colour in real life! And here you go for good measure - a blurry picture of 16 year old goth me circa 1984/5. Complete with purple tie dyed dress from Afflecks Palace and purple lippy (Boots 17).

Today is actually my birthday and I can tell you that despite being 32 years older than I am in this photo I have never, repeat never lost my love of black liquid eyeliner!


  1. You look like a much cooler 16 year old than I was! I'm not a fan of blueberries, but I can imagine the blackcurrant flavour being wonderful.

  2. Happy birthday!

    I've still never tried chia seed but this looks tempting.

  3. Eek - you've just reminded me of several purple lipstick fashion crimes of my teenage years! Now I'd have purple chia over purple lipstick any day!

  4. Happy birthday! :D Your purple breakfast sounds really good; I don't think I've ever had blackcurrants!

  5. Happy Birthday!! I hope you had an amazing day!!

  6. Belated Birthday wishes to you too. I had a love of all things purple, eyeshadow, lipstick and clothing and black eyeliner, but fell in between boho goth ie black long floaty dresses, but although my love of purple continues - my so called sense of fashion has diminished . I do like blueberries, but have not seen that flavour of Urban Fruit where i live. .


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