Mama Mia, I love Chia!

Chia seeds are great in any diet because they contain omega 3, fiber and anti-oxidants.  So, Rene has been putting chia seeds on top of our salads for a couple months now. They add some extra texture, make it look a little fancier and that’s about the end of the thrill for me. Rene also mentioned that she saw some chia recipes on Pinterest a while back. But, based on my previous experience with chia, I wasn’t too interested.

Yesterday, Elina, the amazing therapist from our chiropractor’s office, and recent Paleo convert, told me about her first hand experience with chia pudding. Sounded super delicious!  I remembered the important bits from her recipe, but, based on the ingredients I had on hand, I made a few modifications.  Here is the basic gist, but feel free to tweak to your own taste.

1/2 Cup Organic Chia Seeds

1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (or vanilla flavored to add a little extra flavor)

1 Tbsp Organic Honey (this is a topping for later)

In a medium bowl, combine chia seeds, almond milk and coconut milk.  Give it a quick stir.  Cover with cling wrap and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. Elina adds vanilla extract to her mixture, so that’s a good idea, too.

The next morning, breakfast is served.  Ladle some into a bowl and drizzle honey on top for a little sweetness.  Basically, it has the consistency of tapioca and looks like spider eyeballs.  But I like it a lot for a quick breakfast.

Chia!

Chia!

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4 thoughts on “Mama Mia, I love Chia!

  1. Try adding cocoa powder for a delicious dessert! Here’s the recipe I use, pretty similar.

    2 tbsp chia seeds
    1/2 C unsweetened almond milk
    2 tbsp agave, brown rice syrup, maple syrup or stevia to taste
    1 tbsp cocoa powder
    1/2 tsp vanilla

  2. Cool! We tried something similar for Lilah but this time I’ll try adding almond milk and cocoa powder! Thanks for the ideas!

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