That’s right! I’m hopping on this bandwagon!
Chia seeds. Who knew? Apparently, a lot of people…basically everyone except me. I always thought of THIS when someone said chia…
Always wanted one, never got one. Sad.
Not only do they create a great green head of hair, but they’re wonderful little powerhouses, providing sustainable energy. They also help with digestion, and they’re a good source of iron! Yay chia!!
Now that I’m, “Up with the times,” and “know what the kids like,” let me tell you about the delish recipe I came up with!!
I know this is gonna sound weird to some…chocolate and pineapple. It’s a great smoothie combo and I thought it might work out in the pudding category as well. I was right. It was good. A perfect addition to my lunch…although the portion was large, so I think next time I’ll divide it into two containers.
Now, everyone say it with me, “It’s super easy to make!” That seems to be the thing I say, like, “I’m listening,” is to Frasier Crane.
Love it. Anyway…
If you’re like me, you’re not a huge fan of mushy fruit. I think it’s a texture thing. It gives me the heebie jeebies as if something was going to jump out and get me. I know it’s so irrational, but I haven’t made much progress with these feelings in the last 30-some years.
This is how it makes me feel. I know, I’m weird.
My point being that I like to blend the fruit with the milk by way of blender or food processor. If you’re okay with mushy fruit, just place it in your bowl and MASH IT REAL GOOD! You may also want to have Salt N Peppa playing while doing this…and then add the milk.
Add the rest of the ingredients (the raw cacao powder, chia seeds, and maple syrup) and stir until combined. I used a whisk to help get the cacao well incorporated. I then realized I should have just blended it with the pineapple and milk. You’ll then place your bowl(s) in the refrigerator for at least four hours. A lot of the recipes I looked at called for overnight refrigeration, so that’s what I did. I made a tiny batch on the side and it wasn’t ready after 4 hours. Do overnight.
I think I’m going to do another round tonight…try a different flavor combo…stay tuned for more ch-ch-ch-chia…recipes.
- ½ C Pineapple
- 1 C Lowfat Chocolate Milk (1%)
- 1 Tbsp. Raw Cacao Powder
- ¼ C Chia Seeds
- 2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
- Blend fruit, milk, and cacao powder in a blender or food processor.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in chia seeds and maple syrup.
- Put in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Serve with fresh strawberries or raspberries and dust with some cocoa powder (not to be confused with raw cacao powder).