Seriously! I mean — SERIOUSLY!!!
How have I not discovered these earlier?
If your on a health kick like me, you need to jump on the ban wagon and try making a chia pudding.
So what is it you say?
– did you know that chia seeds can grow to 10 times their size when absorbing liquid?
Well now you do!
It’s chia seeds in milk. Not just plain cows milk, ANY milk you want to use. I like using almond milk, but I’ve been known to use rice milk and coconut milk for these chia puddings.
The texture is a little bit like rice cream. Remember the old school rice cream in a can? It’s texture is very similar. So texturally if you didn’t like the rice puddings, you probably won’t like these puddings.
chocolate milk, milo, strawberry milk, vanilla milk, eggnog, banana milk. You could do any of these with toppings (if wanted) I haven’t done mine like this because I don’t like added sugars and artificial flavourings.
But you could use cacao powder, cinnamon, mango, peach, kiwi fruit, cherry, blueberry, banana, apricot, honey, coffee & any other fruits you like! Simply purée them up & add milk of your choice.
Roughly it’s 1 cup of milk or liquid to 1/8 cup chia seeds to make a pudding.
•your liquid may be a combination of puréed fruit and milk
The BEST recipe so far that is hands down, my FAVOURITE is – Mango, Banana, Cinnamon & Coconut Milk.
1 mango (or equivalent in frozen pieces)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 can of coconut milk
Makes 3 puddings a bit larger than a cup each.
Prepare 3 jars with 1/8 cup of chia seeds and poor your liquid in. Give it a stir or if the jar has a lid, shake it up.
These make great snacks, desserts or even breakfast. Very filling and can be super tasty depending on what you like and what you want to use.
Here is a coffee one I made over the weekend