Chia Seeds are one of the newer super-foods on every healthy person’s lips! And the reason for it is that they are high in protein, fiber (42% of DV in 1 oz) and Omega-3 fatty acids (13% of DV in 1 oz). They can easily be added to smoothies, homemade granola, sprinkled over hot or cold cereal, baked into crackers, and added to salads.
So what better what to consume these wonderful super-seeds than in a simple and easy dessert, and it’s great for children and adults alike!
Vanilla Chia Pudding:
1/2 cup of whole raw chia seeds
2 1/4 cups of coconut cream / coconut milk / almond milk / any other variety of milk you enjoy
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of honey / Grade B Pure Maple Syrup
Spices for additional flavor (cinnamon / cacao / lemon zest)
Fruit and nuts for garnish
In a small bowl or jar, combine the chia seeds, milk of choice, vanilla, salt, and spices; stir and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. After the first 30 minutes, stir it again to make sure there are no clumps. Once you’re ready to eat, stir in the honey and top with your favorite fruit and nuts.
Although, you can eat it even after an hour, it is even better if you let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.
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