Whenever you had a hectic day that drained your energy it’s time to boost your energy back. One of the healthiest and most favorite food which can help you gain your energy back is a chia seed pudding that you can make it easily at your home or apartment.
About Chia Seed
Chia seed is the seed of a plant that grow in the desert named Salvia Hispanica people has been used this plant seed to increase their energy level. This is because chia seed knows contains Omega-3, carbohydrates, Protein, Fiber, Anti Oxidant and Calcium and are often called Super Seed.
Some of benefits of chia seed is to support health, namely: reducing/balance weight, lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease, thyroid, hipo-glycaemia, diabetes.
There are 2 types of chia seed which are: black chia seed and white chia seed. In terms of nutrients inside them they are both same. Both come from the same plant family but grown in different places. One of the main factors that differentiate the two only its color although the white one more crispy/savory taste. Some people usually choose based on their preference.
Chia seed pudding
Before we talking about the recipe, there are some of the ingredients that we can use in order to make the chia seed become a pudding:
To be able to turn the dry chia seed to become a soft pudding we need liquids, with composition roughly 2:3. The most commonly used liquid to make a chia seed pudding is a raw almond milk, that you can make it by yourself just by using a blender at home. The other liquids that can be used as alternative are: soy milk, cow’s milk, coconut water or coconut milk.
Sweeteners or Flavorings
I myself do not like to add extra sweeteners, if you use bottled milk some already contains sweeteners. But for you who like to use fresh cow’s milk or soy milk or almond milk that with no taste, you can add 1-2 teaspoon cacao powder or matcha powder to give it aroma and taste a bit of the chia pudding.
Well here is the most interesting part when you make chia pudding. You can use either fruits like strawberry, blueberry or some slices of kiwi or you can use corn flakes, or chocolate chips.
How to make simple almond milk chia pudding
1/3 cup white chia seeds
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
– Combine all the ingredients in a jar.
– Cover the jar with a lid and shake the jar
– Chill them about an hour, then return to the jar and shake it up.
– Put the jar into refrigerator for at least 4 hours and overnight is even better
– Chia seeds will expand and turn into pudding.
– Serve while it is cold with sliced fruit or toasted nuts on top.