Chia Seeds, nature’s little powerhouse, are an amazing superfood providing calcium, alkalinizing, absorbable protein, and anti-aging antioxidants. (yes, this is where the famous chia pet came from!) They are also high in omega-3 fatty acids much needed for optimal energy levels, heart health, brain health, and burning fat. Their high fibre content helps to stabilize blood sugar and suppress hunger. Ch-ch-ch-chia!
Mmmmmm…a healthy, nutrient dense breakfast, snack, or dessert that will provide you with sustainable energy. An excellent source of protein and essential fatty acids.
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond, or cashew milk
1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
1⁄2 tsp real vanilla extract
1⁄4 ground cinnamon
1/4 ground nutmeg
1/4 ground ginger
**topping: fresh fruit, and/or fresh coconut, and/or fresh mint.
**variation: instead of adding cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, add 1 tsp of raw, organic cocoa powder or carob powder for a chocolate chia pudding.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and set aside for 15 minutes so the chia seeds can do their chia magic. Abra-ca-dabra…..they will soak up the moisture and turn into a pudding consistency. Chill (if you can wait!) then serve.
Top with fresh berries of choice , and/or fresh mint leaves, and/or sprinkle fresh grated coconut on top. I like to serve it in a martini glass!
click my face right below to watch my Gracious Living TV video on the health benefits of chia seeds!
upcoming Gracious Living Vegan Nutrition & Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas Jan 2013