GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | VEGAN
Love to eat chia? Then learn how to make chia pudding base. It takes less than two minutes to make and is so versatile. Read on for what to do with it once you’ve made it…
Chia is an amazing food, it really is. Not only does it help slow down digestion (which in turn is thought to help control sugar spikes), it is also high in dietary fibre, omega 3, calcium, manganese and phosphorous. Oh and did we mention it’s cholesterol-free too? Use the coconut milk for something thicker (but higher in saturated fat) or the almond milk for something more liquid. Both are equally delicious.
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk or almond milk
- Mix the two ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Be careful as the chia seeds have a tendency to clump together so stir throughly with a fork to disperse them as evenly as possible.
- Cover with a plate and leave overnight. During this time the seeds with excrete a gel and the liquid will thicken.
- Serve with fruit or search for ‘chia’ on the site to find recipes that use the chia pudding base.
You can keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. It is honestly the best breakfast or snack you can have. Always have a pot in the fridge – that way there’s no excuses for snacking on unhealthy foods. You can even swap your Fromage Frais for it – just had some strawberries and it’s almost the same! You can add pretty much anything you want to this – drizzle it over fruit, add Cherry Active to it, mix it up with granola or add it to a smoothie.