Did you know that the word “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”
Chia seeds provide a great amount of nutrition with very few calories, with every 2 tablespoons of chia seeds providing 4 grams of protein and 11 grams of fibre.
They are also packed with antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids - not bad for a small seed!
Why not give them a try in this recipe, they are also great in salads, smoothies, vegetables, and can even be used as an egg substitute in recipes.
BASIC CHIA PUDDING
Recipe adapted from Oh She Glows
Yield 3-3.5 cups (4-6 servings) Soak time 2.5 hours or overnight
Prep Time 5 Minutes Cook time 0 Minutes
For the chia pudding:
3 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
1/2 cup chia seeds
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-3 tablespoons of brown rice syrup
Brown rice syrup
Nuts and seeds
Whisk your ingredients together in a large bowl.
Place in an airtight container or mason jar for 2.5 hours or overnight.
Stir well before serving (if mix is too thin, add more chia seeds and place in fridge for further 30 minutes and vice versa.
Place into individual bowl(s) and add your toppings. Leftovers will keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.