Chia Chow Down

Chia Pudding

I’ve known about chia’s ‘super-food’ benefits since my time working in the food manufacturing industry. It’s high in protein, fibre, calcium, manganese etc etc… but I’ve always seen it as an added ingredient (in bread or crackers) rather than a main ingredient.

A little over 6 months ago I came across chia pudding pods and chia smoothies and to say I became a little obsessed is a total understatement. The best part is, it’s super easy and quick to make at home and it actually tastes good.

The chia seeds have no taste themselves so it’s more the liquid element, which is absorbed by the chia seeds that provide the taste. Here is one of my healthier versions… Coconut Water Chia Pudding with Greek Yogurt

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water
  • 70g greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey (taste dependant)
  • Fruit – berries and figs
  • 1 tablespoon of nuts/seeds

Instructions

  • In a small container mix chia seeds & coconut water – stir well and pop into fridge for 2 minutes. Pull the mixture out of the fridge and stir again to ensure there are no lumps. Store back in the fridge for another 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes the chia will form a pudding like consistency. If the mixture is too thick for your liking add another tablespoon (or two) of coconut water.
  • Top the chia pudding with the greek yogurt, mix of fruit, nuts and seeds and drizzle honey to taste. Now… just chow down!!!

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