I have to apologize firstly. I had every intention of making this post a savoury one, but then life happened. I officially finished school this week (sob/hooray.) Leading up to our final day I was all, “I’m not gonna cry, I never cry.” Hahahahahaha! There I was, weeping like the big, soppy wuss I am! Then I had to face the awful tragedy of exams…hitting the books again. So all in all this week called for a dose of comfort food, and by comfort food I mean chia puddings.
Yes it’s time for us to say hello again to our cheerful friend Mr chia seed. I thought it would be fun to give you a little chia trivia before we begin (pay attention…there may be a pop quiz at the end!)
Chia seeds are delightful little midges who swell up (ratherly proudly) in liquid. They are native Mexicans who’s full name is Salvia hispanica (if I hear juan more joke…haha.) Chia is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (that’s the stuff everyone raves about.) One 28g serving can provide you a hefty lot of nutrients: 4g protein, 9g fat, and 18% of your RDI of calcium.
So onto the recipe then…
Cheeky chia puddings (Serves 1) NOTE: I made two puddings.
- 1.5 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup milk (I used almond, cause I’m a nutcase) (Sorry about all these nut jokes…but nut’ns gonna stop me!)
- 1/2 tsp honey
Then pick your flavour and add the following:
- 1 tsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 scoop choc protein powder (totally optional, just keeps you fuller for longer)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or use 1 tsp vanilla extract)
Then you add in your milk.
Then all you have to do is pop it in the fridge for at least an hour. And let those cheeky chias do their thang!
Okay so if you are feeling a bit fancy then you can add a topping too. My toppings were as follows:
Choc:1 frozen banana, 1 Tbsp milk, 1 tsp peanut butter- whirl that in a food processor and then sprinkle cacao nibs on top and pop on a few extra banana slices.
Look! You can even take them on the go! (Then eat them smugly in front of your friends) (Just kidding…take one for them too!)
Until next time…have a fabulous week, make a chia pudding and eat it in the sunshine, and let me know if you try any other flavour combos.
See you soon.