Chia seed is a tiny little seed you may recognize from the Chia Pet of the 1980’s. Yep, it’s the same seed, we now talk about chia’s nutritional value rather than its ability to create fake hair on a desktop statute. Chia contains soluble fiber and protein, as well as some minerals. When added to a liquid, chia absorbs the liquid and creates a gel like film on it’s surface. This is the soluble fiber in action. Chia makes a great addition to granola, crackers, and breads. It also stands alone as a breakfast or snack. You can use this foundational chia seed pudding recipe and customize it with any fruit, nut, or flavor you choose. Whether you like it sweet or savory, chia can be a great addition to your nutritional repetoire.
Basic Chia Seed Pudding
- 4 tbsp. chia seed
- 1 cup milk of choice I prefer almond, oat, and coconut milks
- Measure chia into mason jar.
- Stir in milk thoroughly. Stir frequently for 4-5 minutes before covering and placing in refrigerator.
- Refrigerate for 2-12 hours.