Chi Chi Chi ChiaPosted: May 11, 2011
Thats what I think of almost every time I break out the chia. Ever seen those chia pet commercials? No? Obviously I watch too much tv. Anyways, this afternoon I made some chia seed pudding for a healthy dose of omegas, protein, antioxidents, iron, calcium, and hydration. And I was just plain hungry and needed a snack.
Dark Choco-Nana Chia Pudding ( no sugar added!)
- 2 T chia seeds
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 T extra dark Hershey’s cocoa powder
- 1/4 of a banana mashed + a few slices to top
Easy as that and super delicious AND nutritious! I like that it has a hint of sweetness from the bananas, but not overwhelmingly sweet. Sometimes I blend it up after it sets so its more of a smooth pudding. But most of the time I’m just too lazy and don’t want to wash out the vita mix afterwards, plus I like the crunch of the chia.
If you don’t like bananas and still want it sweet, have no fear! You can just use dates to sweeten it up. Just blend a date and 2 tablespoon or so of water, depending on the thickness you want the syrup/paste, and you’re ready to go.
It’s been raining like crazy here, yet people are still lining up at the newly opened In-N-Out here in Texas waiting up to three hours to get their burgers. I know its good, but it’ll still be here next month. Or next year.
I can think of so many better things to do than wait in the rain for a burger. I’m going to use my time wisely and bake some brownies. 🙂 What’s your favorite thing to do when it rains?