Chi Chi Chi Chia!
I had recently been reading about chia seeds and their super mega health benefits.
(and I can’t stop singing the “Chi Chi Chi Chia” jingle from the chia pet commercials)
If you’ve not heard of them before, chia seeds are extremely high in omega-3 fats, calcium, fiber, iron, vegetable protein, potassium, and vitamin C. They are most often prepared raw.
I hadn’t purchased any seeds as I felt like they were a little pricey until I read a friend’s facebook status “waiting for chia pudding”
This sounded like it might meet my desire for a low carb, protien rich delicious dessert or snack so I googled it and I was right!
I found all sorts of yummy recipes!
Some made with coconut milk, with almond milk, with nut butters, with fruit and nuts….I bought the seeds!
These teeny tiny seeds soak up a TON of liquid in just a short amount of time and are pretty tasty, I even threw some into my oatmeal at breakfast this morning!
Chocolate Chia Pudding
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3/4 cup-1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
- 1 rounded tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- Agave nectar (to taste) 1-2 tbsp
Whisk everything together in a bowl and let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
The seeds will expand and kind of gel up…they look like tapioca.
Eat it! 🙂
I’m excited to experiment with this! I’m thinking that coconut milk, some shredded coconut and crushed pineapple would be super delicious.
Or a Chai Chia pudding with vanilla almond milk and chai tea spices!