Chi-ch-ch-CHIA. When you think of chia, you think of chia pets right? Well chia seeds are no longer being used for just chia pets. They are incredibly nutritious and are being used in all kinds of baking and cooking recipes today.
It looks like black and brown tapioca pudding doesn’t it? I love tapioca so no wonder I love chia seed pudding too 🙂
This was my first attempt at making chia seed pudding and it ended up really good and tasty!
And this pudding is the easiest recipe ever. No baking. No cooking. Mix, stir once and VOILA!
It’s smooth and creamy with a hint of crunch~
I bought these chia seeds at Whole Foods. Even though they are really expensive, their health benefits override the cost!
Measure out 3/4 cup chia seeds and add to milk. Stir in all other ingredients, including cinnamon~
Let mixture set in fridge for at least 1 hour and watch the chia seeds plump up~
Chia Seed Pudding
3/4 c. chia seeds
2 cups milk (almond, soy or skim)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. almond extract
pinch of salt
4 packets Splenda
Simply mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and let set in fridge for one hour. As time passes the chia seeds will plump up and the pudding will thicken. Spoon in to two serving dishes and eat!
Chia is the richest plant-source of this healthy oil. By weight, chia contains more omega 3 than salmon, and it still tastes like whatever you want! Omega 3 oil is important in heart and cholesterol health.
Anti-oxidants have been in the news lately due to their super healthy benefits. You know that blueberries and several exotic fruits (that aren’t always in season) have them, but did you know that chia is extremely high in anti-oxidants too?
Chia’s protein is complete to raise your energy levels. The combination of complete protein, vitamins, minerals and blood-sugar balancing gel all work together to make sure you have steady, never jittery energy.
Did you know when a chia seed is exposed to water, it forms a coating of gel, increasing its size and weight. Since the gel made of water, it has no calories. It’s also difficult to remove from the seed, meaning that it helps your body think it is full, without adding calories!
Chia information found here.
Even though it may look a little weird or like something you are not used to eating, the pudding is delicious and nutritious!
Chi-Ch-Ch-CHIA! Remember those commercials from way back when? They made me laugh hysterically and I thought chia pets were the dumbest things ever.
Have you ever tried chia seeds?
If so, what is your favorite way to eat them? Please share your recipe!