Submitted by elizabethh on December 21, 2007 - 9:16am
Average: 4.3(11 votes)
Serves 2, or 1 for a very filling meal
This pudding is my favorite way to eat the SUPER nutritious chia seed, which is a complete protein, and an excellent source of calcium. The Aztec messengers, running from place to place constantly, could subsist on just a handful a day!
4 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon mixed cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc.
1 medjool date
1 tablespoon chopped nuts
Blend banana, spices (improvise with these spices, they are all to taste), and vanilla with enough water to make a thin smoothie.
Pour this mixture over the chia seeds (keep in mind I estimated the amount of chia seeds, generally the rule is three times as much fluid as chia) and leave to soak for about 12 minutes in the fridge, or on the counter.
You will be shocked to find that after 12 minutes your mix has formed an almost solid chia gel, and the chia seeds will have soaked up all the delicious flavour! Top with chopped strawberries, dates, nuts, etc. Enjoy!
*For variation, vary the spices, use vanilla bean, bananas on top, etc. This is just a basic chia pudding!