Chia seeds are one of my favorite ‘super-foods’. By adding them to oatmeal, water, smoothies, stir fries, or eating them raw, I can eat 4-5 tablespoons a day. Chia Seeds are little, black, grey, and white seeds that absorb 12 times their weight in water. They are good for weight loss, feeling full, hydration, and controlling blood sugar.
This is my favorite way to eat chia seeds. The Chia seed forms a gel when mixed with water and when left alone forms a ‘pudding’ like consistency that makes for a dessert you feel good about. I will have this for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Basic Chia Seed Pudding
3 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
1 Cup of Homemade Almond Milk
Stevia, Honey, or Maple Syrup (I don’t recommend Agave)
Combine all ingredients into a bowl and whisk. Let the mixture sit for 1 minute and then whisk again. At this point you can add any ingredients you would like for flavoring. Some can include:
- 1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract (Vanilla Pudding)
- Craisins, Raisins, Dried Fruit
- Bee Pollen.
- cacao/cocoa powder
Whisk again and pour into a mug or jar and refrigerate for an hour/overnight.