Chia seeds are rightly called “superfood” as they are packed with nutrients e.g. rich in fiber (5 grams in 1 tablespoon!), protein (can be used as the egg replacement), omega-3, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and many other nutrients.
They almost have no taste at all, so it is easy to incorporate them in many recipes or add to foods like yogurt, cereal, juices, pudding etc.
This recipe is one of my favorite ways of using the chia seeds to make a delicious desert that can even be used as a part of many detox protocols.
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
- 1 teaspoon Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla powder
- Some ground cinnamon (optional)
- 2 teaspoons pure stevia powder or honey (optional)
- 3/4 cup of low-sugar fruits such as raspberries, blueberries or kiwi (optional)
- 10 minutes
- In a bowl, stir together chia seeds, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and stevia/honey. You can add some (warm) water if your coconut milk is too tick.
- Let it sit for 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight. The chia seeds will expand and absorb liquid.
- For me the recipe stops here, but if you like you can add some fruits just before serving.