It’s the pear season! As I try to buy seasonal and local products as much as possible, I eat lots of them in autumn and winter. My only issue is that the organic ones get all soft very quickly – and I must admit that I’m not a big fan of fruit when they get all mushy-mushy. I also hate throwing food away so I often end up making compotes.
This pear & cinnamon compote mixed with a chia yogurt full of fibre and antioxidant is great for breakfast or for desert! (Read more about the powerful Chia Seeds here).
The pear compote – Ingredients
Pears, as many as you want (the softer, the better)
Apples, one apple for every 3 pears
Cinnamon, as much as you want (See the health benefits below)
Agave syrup or honey (very optional)
Peel and chop the pears and apples in small dices, chuck them in a saucepan with a little bit of water, and add the cinnamon. Cook over medium heat until the water is absorbed and the fruit begin to fall apart.
Allow to cool down.
The yogurt and chia topping – Ingredients (for 125 grammes of yogurt)
Almond yogurt (or any other plant-based yogurt), 125 gr
Chia seeds, two tablespoons
Maple syrup or honey, (very optional)
Stir everything together, cover, and set aside for an hour so the seeds soak up some of the moisture.
Once both preparations are done, assemble them (see the picture).
The health benefits of pears
Pears boost the immune system, help prevent stomach cancer, decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease, improve heart health, promote eye health, and reduce blood pressure.
It’s a good source of copper, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium and vitamin B. It’s high in fiber and also provides a fair amount of antioxidants.
The health benefits of cinnamon
Cinnamon is a high Source of antioxidants and is super duper good for you! It contains anti-inflammatory properties, protects heart health, helps fight diabetes, and it helps defend against cognitive decline & protects brain function. It may also help lower cancer risk and it fights infections & viruses. It’s good for your skin and it protects dental health & freshens breath naturally.
Cinnamon can also be used to sweeten recipes without added sugar!