Another warm-weather treat the kids adore is chia seed pudding. We’ve touched on the health benefits of chia seeds, which include being a great source of EFA’s (essential fatty acids like omega-3), fiber and protein, on top of loads of nutrients and antioxidants. We make the almond milk ahead of time, usually for another purpose, and keep it in the fridge, so we can have this delicious cold treat. One that they have made in the past for themselves.
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- berries to taste
Pour nut or seed milk into a bowl, add chia and stir. Let this mixture sit for 20 minutes, stirring periodically. Sweeten if the milk wasn’t, and top with berries, crunchies, etc.
The kids love this and made it twice last week. We add perhaps an extra tablespoon or two, so that the pudding is very thick. We add chopped frozen fruit to the pudding, but you could blend berries, fruit, cacao, maca, vanilla, or other flavorings with the milk before adding the chia seeds. If you add goji berries, they will plump up nicely if you leave them in the pudding for a day or so, softening up nicely.
Have you tried chia pudding? How do you like to flavor it? Do you like it thick or runny?