So this past week I was rambling on to my husband about how we need to eat more Chia Seeds as part of our new lifestyle change. When I was pregnant I ate chia seeds daily, whether in a smoothie, in yogurt or chia pudding. It is high in Omegas which is excellent for a developing baby. It also is a great healthy option for pregnant women going through that ravenous phase towards the end of your pregnancy. As I was rambling he paused and said wait! I think I had that growing up! We frantically googled away and realized he had something very similar called basil seeds, they act the same way in liquid and also have great health benefits. One of the main differences however is that you cannot eat basil seeds raw you must soak them. Chia seeds can be sprinkled on to about anything you don’t have to soak them, although they taste better soaked.
If you are looking to incorporate Chia Seeds into your diet chia pudding is an easy way, you can have it for breakfast or as a dessert. It is a great option for kids too. I regularly give my tot chia pudding, I keep him off dairy so regular kids pudding not so great for him. I usually make it with Chocolate Almond Milk and he loves it, and it is super easy for me to make. If you are looking for a healthy option for your little one here is a great recipe! If you are looking for a healthy pre pack of chia seeds, Mama Chia’s Chia Squeeze is great I love the blackberry bliss flavour.
Stupid Easy Chia Pudding
2 1/2 cups Chocolate Almond Milk (I use Earths own or I make my own!)
1/2 cup Chia Seeds
1 Banana sliced
1/2 cup Granola
Add the chia seeds to almond milk and whisk together then refrigerate. After about 10 minutes mix again to loosen up chia and ensure no clumping. I usually do this hourly if I can to make sure there are no clumps. Leave it in the fridge to set for about 3 hours or overnight. Stir well before serving. Portion into bowl(s) layer bananas and top with granola. Yum!