So, what's chia!? It's an amazing little seed packed with protein, omega3 and omega6, as well as other vitamins! PLUS, IT EXPANDS! MAKING YOU FEEL FULL AND SATISFIED!
places you can buy chia:
- health food store
- trader joe's
- vitamin store
- whole foods
Ok, so first things first, gather your ingredients, you'll need;
- chia seeds
- coconut milk, or light coconut milk (almond milk would probably work fine)
- raw agave syrup, maple syrup, raw honey or organic powdered sugar, I use raw agave, I would not recommend processed agave or processed non organic sugar If you use honey, be careful, some brands of honey harden when cold.
- pick a flavor- vanilla extract, natural oreos, coco powder, applesauce, blueberries, pureed peach, strawberry, banana or other fruit, mint extract... possibilities are endless.
1.I usually make a double batch, but for a small batch, pour 1/4
cup of chia seeds into a medium bowl.
(If you have an issue with certain consistencies,
try pulverizing the chia to a powder in a grinder.
this will eliminate the lumpiness, but it should still thicken like the whole seed)
3.Add 1/4 raw organic agave (or another sweetener)
4. If you are using blueberries you can toss them in now and gently whisk around.
I used pesticide free frozen blueberries. Do not use conventional berries.
|before it sets|
|And there is my son's breakfast; vanilla blueberry chia "yogurt"|
with raw agave, coconut milk, a dash of vanilla, and a handful of wild blueberries.
**If you are using oreos, or cocoa almond spread,
put it in a bowl, smash it as best as you can, whisk in coconut milk until evenly distributed, then add sweetener and chia.
For my pudding, I use trader joe's natural "oreos"
I get about 4, and smash them with a dash of coco
|wah lah! perfection in your mouth!!|
I got this basic chia pudding recipe from trader joe's. :)
The flavored recipes are my own. If you re post them, please give my blog credit.