Chia seeds are one of the world’s oldest sources of nutrition, documented to have been eaten by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans as early as 3500 BC. These glorious seeds offer the highest combined plant source of omega-3, fibre and protein, alongside a range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Chia seeds can be either black or white, but never brown.
Using this nutritional seed to create a healthy treat as a sweet or to add to a smoothie or meal. A children and adults favourite is chia pudding. They take very little time to prepare and are great in the mornings for a quick and yummy addition to your breakfast. Delicious to serve with fresh fruit for a nutritious start to your day.
Simple Chia Pudding
1 cup coconut cream or coconut milk (270ml can)
¼ cup Chia seeds
2 tbsp honey, agave, coconut sugar (or to taste) (keto use stevia)
½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
note: can also add 2 tbsp cacao powder for a chocolate flavour
Place coconut milk in a medium size bowl, then add chia seeds and mix well together. Add all remaining ingredients and mix through well. Transfer pudding into small glasses or containers. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.