chia

Backstory

Pudding is another loved snack in our household, and a clever way to transform something that’s ordinarily unhealthy. I was not a fan of jellow or tapioca, but this pudding has the perfect amount of crunch for me!

We top it with fruit, or mix it with cacoa to make it chocolate. I have to make a ton when we make it because it goes fast! I pack it in old jam jars and send it to school!

Some of the many benefits of chia:

  • a massive amount of nutrients with few calories
  • loaded with antioxidants
  • almost all the carbs in them are fiber
  • a high quality protein
  • high in Omega 3 fatty acids
  • (See a full article here)

 

Recipe

Ingredients
¼ cup chia seeds
1 cup cashews, soaked
3 cups water
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Directions
1.    Mix everything but the chia seeds in  your blender.
2.    Put chia in a 4-cup Ball jar.
3.    Pour in the liquid.
4.    Seal jar and shake until chia is not sticking to sides.
5.    Refrigerate.

Ready to eat after 2 hours, and keeps well for a few days in the refrigerator.