Chia Seed Pudding
Chia seed pudding has become one of our favourite breakfasts and snacks. I'm sure you've seen it everywhere at this point, everybody is talking about it and making it at home, but if you haven't, you need to check it out today.
Chia seeds are among the richest plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids so if you don't eat fish you better stock up on this Aztec super-food. When mixed with liquid the fiber-packed seeds expand and create a gel like consistency which has many nutritional benefits (with very few calories) including boosting energy, aiding digestion and stabilizing blood sugar.
And on top of all that goodness, you can play around with it using different plant based milks or liquids, adding different extracts, sweeteners, nuts and fruit for a different pudding every day.
Ingredients for 2 servings (basic recipe):
- 2 cups of any milk of your choice
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Drizzle of honey, maple syrup or agave nectar
- Some fruit or/and nuts for topping
Combine milk, chia seeds and vanilla extract in a bowl. At this point you can add some sweetener of your choice, I skip that step. Mix well until combined and the mixture begins to thicken. Store covered in the refrigerator overnight or for at least an hour. Stir well before serving and add a bit of water to the pudding if it becomes too thick. Top with fresh fruit and nuts of your choice. You can double or triple the recipe and keep it sealed in the fridge for up to 5 days.