sunflower, date and vanilla chia pudding

21 Aug

photo (12)Chia has become more of a household name these days (maybe not as popular as the infamous “chia pet”…yet).

Chia pets were actually made from sprouting chia seeds. Here is a great step by step guide on how to sprout your chia seeds.

For those of you looking for something fun to do with your chia seeds, try out this delectable pudding.

It’s naturally sweet, savory and has a wild texture.

A perfect breakfast or snack, this pudding will provide you with omega 3’s, fiber, protein, antioxidants, minerals and will hydrate you since chia seeds absorb up to ten times their weight in water!

Serves 2 Prep Time: 3 minutes Total time: 23 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup, unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup, water
  • 3 tbs chia seeds
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • Handful sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • A few sprinkles of cinnamon

Directions:

1. Prep and blend: In your blender or food processor add your coconut milk, water, dates, sesame seeds, vanilla and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.

2. Mix and store: Pour your liquid into two mason jars, add 1.5 tbsp of chia seeds in each. Twist on the lid, and shake it up. Place in your fridge for 20 minutes, then shake again.

3. Enjoy!

2 Responses to “sunflower, date and vanilla chia pudding”

  1. Peri's Spice Ladle August 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    You know, chia seeds always have me wondering where to use them! Now this pudding sounds yummy and easily do-able:)

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