Chia is definitely all the rage on the Internets. Every post includes that this tiny seed can absorb 10 times their weight in liquid. And, look, now I did it too.
They're an excellent source of protein, omega-3, and fiber. This also means I can have something a bit more breakfast-y to eat in the morning. It's also a part of your childhood.
Ingredients & Tools
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1 and 1/2 cups almond milk
- 2 tbsp real maple syrup
- 1 tbsp real vanilla extract
- large bowl
- plastic wrap
You'll get a bowl of vanilla-y smelling slush. Cover it and let it set in the fridge overnight.
The consistency takes getting used to, but this makes a great snack and I bet a good breakfast with a more substantial helping of fruit. I will definitely try this again using some of the variations I've found online.
I had this chia pudding with a lot more raspberries in it for breakfast. My husband and I had a great brunch in Cobble Hill and I ate a western omlette with a green salad. We were supposed to head to the movies, but he started to feel sick. I was going to make roasted chicken with a variety of vegetables for dinner, but I changed it to chicken soup with carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach instead. I earned a bonus 10 good wife points. I had some chia pudding and fruit for dessert.
I can't believe it's the final week already! For the lifestyle challenge, we need to read for pleasure for 30 minutes a day. The timing could not have been better with my break from school.