So how in the world is it that I wrote this blog post, published it, went to look for it, and it just wasn't there? Ok, so, let's try again.
Anyway, as you have probably noticed, my posts haven't been as consistent lately. It all began on Monday May 11 when I picked up my daughter from college in Brooklyn. Strange how adding an extra child into your household can just make things a little crazier.......even when she's not actually a child. Anyway, finally, I think I have it all back together again......hopefully!
Yes, you probably want to start singing the jingle from the commercial:
Ch-ch-ch-chia (pet). And yes, you can eat this seed
! Who would have thought it was so healthy back in the day? This recipe is so
easy to make it’s almost too good to be true. For 1-2 servings:
1 cup coconut, almond, or hemp milk
2-3 tablespoons chia seeds
½ cup blueberries (frozen are OK)
Handful of almonds or walnuts, if desired
Cinnamon, to taste
Mix all the ingredients together and let them sit in
the refrigerator for a few minutes. Stir after a few minutes, as the chia is “
gelling” into a pudding-like consistency. Let it sit in the refrigerator about
20 minutes or until ready to eat.
If you find the pudding too thick, you can add more milk or a little water. If
you find the pudding too thin, add more chia or any of the other
ingredients to make it thicker. You really can’t go wrong with chia
pudding, which is why I love making it so much.
Now, let’s talk about the health benefits of chia.
It is a superfood, for sure!
According to Dr. Andrew Weil, chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids and
provides fiber as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese,
copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.
Another great benefit of chia seeds is that they are good for travel. Pack
them in your suitcase and have them readily available to make chia
pudding for breakfast or a snack in your hotel room.
You can also pack travel size containers of almond milk (if checking
luggage), as well as nuts and just pick up fresh fruit in your destination city.
Soon you will be singing ch-ch-ch-chia right along