Monday, July 2, 2012

Chia Pudding

Remember the chia pet?

That's not what this post is about. But who knew that those same seeds used for Chia Pets is also chock full of omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. In addition, it is rich in antioxidants and when added with water or other liquids, it becomes gelatinous, an added benefit for the gut region, helping to slow down digestive process.

If you love tapioca pudding I have no doubt you will love chia pudding. And fortunately there are recipes galore on the web. Click on this link for a basic recipe from Whole Foods. But know this: if you try it and like it, you will want to change it up and add different ingredients, namely cocoa powder with cacao nibs, or add in goji berries or whatever else suits your fancy. The Fat Free Vegan has a great chocolate chia pudding recipe. I tend to use honey for my sweetener or date syrup (preferred). 

Tips: use a jar and put the milk in first then add chia seeds. Stir and give it a good shake. You may want to stir it up about 1/2 hour after making it. Sometimes clumps form. 

Do you have any great chia pudding recipes? Comment below! 
Never tried it before but might be willing to now? Let me know how you like it!


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