healthy eating my way (allergy friendly)
I love a lot of things, and on of them is chia seeds. My new thing is when I run I have my mammachia squeeze bags, so delicious. I just said the other day that there should be squeeze bags, for busy grown ups, not just kids, and there they where. I ordered my online, and it was quick. 1200 mg of Omega-3 in one pouch. Better than taking a pill if you ask me. Now that we are headed straight into the “dark”season.
The important thing to remember when making chia seed pudding is:
3 tsp chia seeds required 1 cup of liquid.
So if I was just making a small batch this is what I would be doing. The liquid can be any plant-based liquid, almond, pistachio, coconut milk. It’s all up to your imagination. I would normally make this and let it set in the fridge for 1-2 hrs before eating it. Letting the chia seed swell up.
My son got a taste of the chia when I was almost ready to put it in the fridge. He didn’t even smile about it, just grabbed them and left! “My nommenomm” as he said!
This recipe makes 4 servings
1 cup chia seeds
4 cups coconut milk ( I use Silk, as this is a non-GMO brand)
2 vanilla bean, split down the center, and scrape out the seeds. Or just 2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup (agave nectar is also a good alternative)
When I make a larger portion (s) I use my blender to mix it all together.
I start my adding the milk, vanilla bean and maple syrup. Blend it together on a low setting, I use my “stir” setting on the Kitchen Aid.
Add in the chia seeds. In blends quickly.
Transfer the whole thing to a mixing bowl – give it a stir.
Wait a minute, then stir. Wait an other 5 minutes , stir, and then an other 5 minutes and stir. Let the whole thing sit for about 1 hr, before you split it up into your storage containers.
It also taste really good with almond extract in it. And you can turn it into a mid-morning snack, lunch or breakfast with adding some granola, blueberries, cacao nibs or goji berries.
I re-used my organic avenue bottles. Raw juice. LOVE! Need to buy some more jars. This was the bottles originally.
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