So, when I kept seeing Chia Seeds popping up everywhere, I kind of wondered what the fuss was about. I mean, is this new kale? And as a society, are we ready for the new kale? But, I'd heard good things about how healthy they are, how you can incorporate them into smoothies to bulk them up, and about pudding. Shockingly, the pudding sold me.
Now, let me remind you, dear reader, that healthified things aren't exactly like the unhealthified one. Kale chips are delicious, but they aren't chips. That doesn't mean they're not good though, so give the chia pudding a try. If you're worried, check the bulk bins at your grocery store and just pick up a few. I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding - From Food Doodles
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
1/2 Cup Milk (I used Almond, you can use whatever you have/usually drink)
1 1/2 Tablespoons Sweetener (I used Agave, but honey, syrup, etc would also work)
1 Tablespoon Coco Powder (Make sure that it's unsweetened baking coco powder, not something like Nesquick, or else it's going to be insanely sweet)
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
Put everything into the jar - I find it easier to put the dry things on the bottom and then top with the milk, like I do when I make hot chocolate.
Stir everything up. Be careful, or else the coco powder will blow up everywhere.
Now, you have a few options. You can either just let it sit on the counter for about a half hour, or you can put it in the fridge for several hours. I've tried it both ways, the result is the same. The chia seeds just need time to soak up all the liquid and expand. That's how it turns into pudding.
Top with strawberries and enjoy!
Question of the Day:
What's your favorite afternoon snack?