Chia seeds are all the rage in the crowds I run with. They are highly nutritious being packed with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber. Plus they are a seed and we should all eat more seeds. For some reason I was resistant but once I tried them I had an Oprah like “aha” moment (you know when she sings/yells “I GET IT”).
My friend Roisheen, who gave me this recipe idea, has had all sorts of fun with chia seed pudding toppings with her daughter. Kids like it ’cause it grows. It is a rather bland base and easy to make your own.
Chia Seed Pudding
One tablespoon chia seeds
Nine tablespoons water
Allow chia seeds to soak up water for about five minutes. Then add “mix-ins”. I used a few frozen strawberries and a splash of almond milk.
This is a quick, healthy and very filling breakfast.
1 cup water
1/2 cup gluten-free oats
1/2 sliced bananas
Handful of walnuts
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Splash of rice milk
Bring water and salt to boil. Add oats and lower to simmer. Stir while cooking (not obsessively). Cook @ 5-10 minutes. When it’s at consistency you like cover for a minute to let it thicken. Pour into bowl and cover with the remaining ingredients.