Recipe of the Week!
Chia Pudding . . . made with seeds? What the heck are Chia seeds?
- a superfood of the Aztecs and Mayans
- in the Mayan language chia is derivative of the word meaning “strength”
- warriors relied on it to boost energy and stamina (I’m feeling like a Warrior Goddess just writing this!)
- distance runners believe that chia seeds increase endurance
- a serving has 5 grams of carbs AND 5 grams of fiber!
Simple Chia Pudding Ingredients
- vegan almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk
- chia seeds
- banana, mango, strawberries (optional)
- top with berries, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, maple syrup and any nut you like!
#veganRenee Cooking Tip:
I make my chia pudding in a mason jar so that I can shake it.
Why shake it? The seeds float to the top. If you don’t shake it and simple stir, the seed float to the top resulting in a huge hunk of seeds . . . that won’t come apart. Trust me on this! I forgot to shake and I was so disappointed in my pudding that was too thin next to my “hunk o’chai seed” clump at the top.
As an experiment (I mean recipe developer), when I made (prayerfully created) the green smoothie chia pudding I thought for sure it would be gross–but it wasn’t! Yeah for not eating gross looking/tasting green food. I also thought the second day–it would taste too green, but again it was really yummy. FYI: This is a great make ahead breakfast.
How-to Make Perfect Chia Pudding!
Ok–how simple is this?
3 tablespoons chia seeds –> 1 cup of almond milk (or whatever you chose to use)
Seriously–why did I not make this before?