After a month, I am back. I know it’s been a while, but I have a great recipe to make it up to you: a SUPER easy chia seed pudding.
I’m obsessed with cooking shows. I can’t deny it. I especially love waking up every morning and watching the newest YouTube videos from my favourite channels. Here are a few if you want to check them out: Sorted Food, Bondi Harvest, Tastemade and FoodTube. Watching these shows first thing in the morning is a great way to motivate myself. If I get up and go for a run, I can make one of their recipes for breakfast! Everyone has been using chia seeds lately, so I thought it was my turn to try ’em out. Turns out I love them. Who woulda thought?
What are chia seeds any way? They are an easy way to kick up nutrition in a dish and they have a lot of energy boosting abilities. They are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids. This is the neat thing: chia seeds absorb liquid, creating a thick gel. They can hold 9-12 times their weight in water! This is why they make a PERFECT pudding.
These edible seeds are also used to make Chia Pets. So after finish making your pudding, why not make your own Chia Pet? There are tutorials all over Google ;)
Recipe makes a single serving
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 cup coconut, almond or 1% milk
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Refrigerate and for an hour, then give a good stir. You want to make sure the chia seeds don’t clump together. Put back in the fridge and leave over night (or at least a few hours).
Easy peasy! A new recipe with chia seeds will be up next Sunday, so keep an eye out.