Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chia Pudding

If you haven't yet experimented with chia seeds, they are AWESOME!

HERE are the top ten reasons online why chia seeds are great. I love the fact that they expand in water, so when you put some in liquid, they totally absorb. When you ingest these, you will actually feel full longer because of this absorbency factor. These little seeds are also a complete protein.

I survived my half iron-man last June because of my chia waffles. Recipe from HERE.
Recently, I have increased my exercise and have been feeling really hungry. I needed something to help me before or after a run and just to get through the afternoon when I am tired and trying to run the kids around and get dinner done and help with homework.

This is something I have just mixed up:

In a glass, add 1/2 C. unsweetened almond milk, 1 heaping T. chia seeds and let sit overnight, or for at least a few hours. When ready to eat, and 1/2 C. fresh berries (i like strawberries) and a few drops of vanilla stevia if you need it sweeter. You can double this is you want.

It's not fancy, but I really like it. The texture reminds me of tapioca pudding....which I LOVE!

If you don't care for this texture and want something smoother, you can whip everything in your blender.

(picture from the website, for the recipe, listed below)

HERE is a great recipe for some chia pudding that's a little fancier and would be a perfect snack or dessert for a warm spring day (which hopefully is upon us!)

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! Look at you creating your own recipes! love it.