Ch-ch-chia seeds! Now, incase you didn't know, you seriously need these little protein bullets of power in your life! They are jam-packed with omega 3's, calcium, fibre and are being talked up currently as a possible (& all natural) treatment for type 2 diabetes - pretty amazing stuff! Oh, and they also makes your hair really shiny, so even if you don't give two hoots about the other science-y stuff, you'll still have great hair - which is equally important, right? Errr...
You can also use them in pretty much all forms of cooking & baking because they don't lose any of their superhero powers when heated. Win!
I LOVE them, and I make sure I get a good dose of them daily and today, that way was in the form of a chocolate & coconut pudding. I ate it for breakfast, outside in the sun & it was heavenly! There are loads of variations of Chia Puddings out there at the moment, but this combination works perfectly for me as it's not overly sweet - perfect with a good cuppa.
*You can switch up the ingredients to suit your own tastes. I wanted a raw, vegan version but really anything would work. Get creative! Just keep the quantities of the chia seeds & the milk the same in order to end up with two puddings.
Chocolate, Coconut & Chia Pudding (serves 2)
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 1 cup almond milk
- Sprinkle of dried coconut flakes
- Combine your chia seeds, cocoa powder & palm sugar in a bowl & mix well.
- Pour over your milk & mix well.
- Leave to soak for a minimum of 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.