Chia seeds are another miracle food because of its non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 and dietary fiber. Omega-3 fatty acids, can normalize blood pressure, help lower bad cholesterol levels, helps to strengthen muscles and bones,, good for digestion and I could just go on about the miracles of this little seed.
Chia seeds? Chia Pet? Yes, the same chia seeds that were used to sprout green hair on animal-shaped terracotta figurines that were popular way back when. I remember soaking seeds until they were gelatinous, and then rubbing them into the grooves in the figurines. A hole in the center of the animal figure is where water was kept to keep the seeds moisten. At the time, I never knew these seeds were editable or that they had so many health benefits.
Basic recipe taste like tapioca pudding
2 cups almond milk
1/3 cup chia seeds if you like it thicker, add more
1 tablespoon Agave or sweetener of choice, date syrup, coconut nectar, stevia
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/8 teaspoon extract, butterscotch, maple, etc.
Pour chia seeds in 2 cup of almond Mix well and let rest 10 minutes. Blend with a wire whisk to break up any lumps and let rest another 10 minutes. Wait another 10 minutes and whisk again. Add sweetener and extract and blend in. Mixture will firm up overnight in refrigerator.
Toss in berries
Use coconut water from young Thai coconut
Add cacao powder and sweetener to taste