Chia Seeds are not just another health food fad, these tiny little morsels are packed with beneficial nutrients (10 Reasons to Add Chia to Your Diet), not to mention, they are also a great source of protein for those of us who need a little extra pep in out step.
There are plenty of ways to eat Chia, in fact, you can add the tiny seeds to almost anything you can think of.
One of the most popular ways to consume Chia is by making a pudding, the seeds thicken any liquid they are mixed with, most commonly almond or coconut milk. Together they form a sweet pudding-like consistency that is both satisfying and nutritious.
What you need:
-At least 2 tablespoons of Chia
-1 cup of almond or coconut milk
-Your favorite fruits
First, mix the Chia seeds and milk in a deep bowl. Once everything is thoroughly mixed, cover the bowl and place it in the fridge. The mixture needs at least 6 hours to set, I suggest you start the process the night before.
Once the pudding is done (Yes, it’s that easy) it’s time to get fancy. I prefer mine sweetened with just a hint of agave nectar, you can feel free to use brown sugar or even quality maple syrup.
For some extra flavor, add your favorite fruit. I just so happen to have fresh blueberries and strawberries from my weekend stop at the farmers market. I can imagine sliced bananas and/or peaches would also be a great addition. Lastly, I sprinkled in some ground cinnamon.
The texture takes a little getting used to, so please remember to approach it with an open mind. If you’re looking to make a healthier dessert option, just add a teaspoon of cocoa powder for a delish chocolate pudding. Bon Appétit!
Happy Chia Seed.