Chia goodness (or why they're worth eating):
- High in fibre
- Full of protein
- High in omega 3s
- Contain potassium and calcium
- Gluten free
How to use them:
- You can sprinkle them on breakfast cereal or salads.
- You can add them to a smoothie to make it more filling
- You can mix them with warm milk to make a porridge
- You can mix them with cold milk to make either a cold porridge or a pudding.
The great thing with chia seeds is that you don’t have to cook them, you just mix them with a liquid.
Chia Pudding in a Jar
Chia pudding can be eaten for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack. It packs a powerful nutritional punch and is extremely easy to make. This recipe fills a 250ml jar or glass.
- 1tbl chia seeds
- ¼ cup milk of your choice (cow, almond, oat, coconut)
- Splash of maple syrup (optional)
- ½ cup mixed berries (or other seasonal fruit)
- ½ cup chopped nuts such as walnuts and/or pecans
- ¼ cup yoghurt
- In a jar combine the chia seeds, milk and maple syrup if using and stir well. The pudding will set in 5-10 minutes, or can be put in the fridge overnight. You will need to stir a few times until it's set.
- Place your berries (or other fruit) over the chia pudding.
- Layer the nuts over the berries. Dry roasting the nuts beforehand adds another level of flavor
- Finish the pudding with a layer of natural yoghurt.
- When ready to eat mix it all together and ENJOY!