hia seeds are all the rage. I can remember the first time I experienced chia – it was in a kombucha drink that Bobby bought. He LOVED it from the get go. I was skeptical. Like many things in life, though, chia has grown on me. I’m glad it has because it’s stunningly good for you. There’s a reason it get so much hype. Check out this article about all the health benefits of this little magical seed and prepare to be amazed.
Awhile ago I stumbled upon this insanely easy recipe where chia seeds take center stage. It was SO easy and SO delicious and SO nutritious that I immediately shared it with my mom and siblings. But why should they be the only ones with the insider info? You deserve this recipe, too.
We’ve been making this recipe periodically over the past 6 months. It’s delicious every time. Sometimes (okay, most of the time) I just don’t feel like making a hullabaloo over breakfast. I truly enjoy cooking but when it comes to breakfast I’d rather skip the extensive prep work and just have something nutritious to dive into. This recipe fits the bill. Make it one night, cut up some fruit, and breakfast is taken care of for multiple days.
Bobby and I bought this giant 6 pound bag of chia on Amazon and it’s the best deal I’ve found (compare this to prices at Whole Foods and you’ll be doing a jig on the rooftop). It has lasted us for quite awhile. Chia for days!
Without further ado, here’s the recipe – slightly adapted from a recipe book I was glancing through at Barnes and Noble. (I failed to get the name of said recipe book. I feel badly about that because citing sources is something that every upstanding human should do regularly and consistently. Alas.)
Chia Seed Breakfast bowl
(Makes a nice tupperware full)
3 cups almond milk
1 cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons maple syrup (or to taste)
Cut up fruit of your choice (mango, blueberries, strawberries, you name it)
1. In a large bowl, whisk together almond milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Let sit for 5 minutes.
2. Whisk again.
3. Let mixture sit in fridge overnight. The seeds will hydrate and expand and turn into this wonderful gel-type pudding.
4. Scoop desired amount into a bowl, mix in a handful of chopped fruit, and breakfast is served!
As a bonus, this recipe is so dang pretty. It reminds me of a chia seed mosaic, particularly if you put it in some type of beautiful bowl.