Chia seed pudding! Okay, this is going to look and sound pretty bizarre, but it was actually delicious. Chia seeds come from a Mexican desert plant and, when you first get them, look like beautiful, tiny, oblong pebbles. Besides meriting a ton of amazing health properties, this superfood has the ability to ability to soak up ten times its weight in liquid. To make chia seed pudding, mix three tablespoons of chia seeds with one cup of liquid, cover, and let it sit in the fridge overnight. That’s it! When you wake up in the morning, the seeds will have expanded to form a creamy, gelatinous kind of pudding (think tapioca pudding but with way less work involved).
At that point, it’s all up to you to customize it! I think a lot of people add some maple syrup and vanilla to the mixture before putting it in the fridge overnight; I didn’t have either, but I used vanilla soymilk and a bit of sugar and I really liked the way it tasted. You can also top it with whatever you want: berries, bananas, mangoes, oranges, nuts, cinnamon, chocolate, granola….
If you want to read more about the health benefits of chia seeds and see some more photos of what you can do with them, here’s a great blog post to check out! Click here.