Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easy Cooking: Chia Pudding

I don't even feel like this recipe can be classified under 'easy cooking', because it's not even cooking.  It's just mixing a few ingredients together, and letting it sit over night!  I just throw everything together before bed, and it is ready in the morning for a great light, yet filling breakfast.


Chia seeds are a great super food.  I always hear that term thrown around, but just discovered that super food means that the food delivers the maximum amount of nutrients with minimum calories.  Who knew?  Clearly not me!  Chia seeds contain protein, fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants, and more.  I'll take all of that from a little seed!

Chia Pudding
  • 2 Tbsp of Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk (or other milk)
  • a drizzle of agave nectar
  • a splash of vanilla extract
Mix everything together and refrigerate overnight, or for several hours. I add in agave nectar and vanilla, but really you can add in anything at all!  The chia seeds absorb the milk creating an almost gel like consistency.  Do you include chia seeds in your diet? 

2 comments:

  1. This actually looks appetizing - I've always been unsure about adding chia seeds into my diet because all I can think of when I see them is "chi-chi-chi-chia ... it's a chia pet!"

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  2. lol, I know! I was skeptical at first too, and I think when you just put them on something they have a kinda funky taste, but in the pudding it doesn't bother me!

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