Gosh I can’t get that darn commercial out of my head, you know the one I’m talking about Cha, Cha, Cha, Chia! So with that stupid commercial in my head, I thought, hmmm, instead of trying to grow my own chia pet, why not just eat the seeds? No, I didn’t come up with today’s recipe because I was eating chia seeds, it’s just when I use chia seeds I think of that commercial. So yupperdoodles, today’s recipe is using the same chia seeds that you use to grow hair on an animal, person or Scooby Doo!! Silly stuff! Who came up with actually eating the seeds?
My curiosity was peaked, what is up with all of these chia recipes? So I thought I would give one a try, chia pudding. Sounds strange doesn’t it? Well, I thought, why not give it a go! Maybe I will like it? Maybe it will change the world? Hmmm, chia pudding?
This is the simplest pudding I ever made. Even more simple then instant pudding. I took two cups of coconut milk, add chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Gave it a mix, cover it up and in the fridge it went. The pudding needs to sit for about 8 hours, so I went to bed! I woke up in the morning and sure enough, there staring back at me was my chia pudding. It was thick, kind of gel like, but pretty looking!
Mixed it up and took a spoonful. You have to know I was a little afraid. Then my taste buds lite up! It tastes really good! The chia seeds took the flavors and called it its own. Wow! I’m impressed! This couldn’t be anymore easier to make and it’s got some great flavor going on. So I spooned my Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding and put it in a bowl and added some berries on top, because I need my berries. I love my breakfast! I really, really love it!! Wow, I am truly impressed!! Hmmmm, Cha, Cha, Cha, Chia for breakfast!
The texture of the chia seed pudding kind of reminds me of tapioca pudding, but better and healthier for you. It’s thick and has a tiny crunch from the seeds. It was also sweet and the vanilla flavor really stood out. Now that I made a basic recipe for Chia Pudding, I can make new recipes and change it up. The possibilities are endless. I am so excited to expand out into the Chia Pudding world!!
- 2 cups coconut milk or milk of choice
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- In a bowl, add milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk together. Cover and refidgerate over night.
- Divide the chia pudding between four bowls and top with fruit.
- The chia pudding will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
So why Chia Seeds? They are super-duper healthy for you! They contain omega 3’s, calcium, protein, fiber and this breakfast will fill you for hours. These little seeds are a super food for good reason, and the best part is that they are super tasting. I loved it so much, I filled my little mason jars with the Chia Seed Pudding and now will have it for breakfast for 4 days. I will just top with my berries! I don’t think my breakfast could get anymore healthy. Oh did you catch how much fiber 2/3 cups have? 9! That is awesome!! Now I will be filled till lunch and no snacking!!
Well my Friends, give this little pudding a try! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Have a great day! Cha, Cha, Cha, Chia style!