Chia seed the super food from the Andes. If anyone has visited Peru and seen the work of the Incas, you will know they were super human that could climb mountain peaks at high elevation and build intricate agriculture and insane stone architecture. Legend has it is because they ate foods like chia seeds and quinoa. Chia seeds are amazing. They are a complete plant protein, full of fibre, antioxidants, and omega 3’s. They are incredible for your digestion, hair, skin and heart health. This recipe has to be one of the easiest and simple healthy treats - no baking required. It’s vegan and gluten free, and we add in cacao which makes it extra delicious!
¼ cup chia seeds
2 tbsp cacao powder (sifted)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp himalayan salt
2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon maple syrup
1. In a glass bowl mix together the dry ingredients chia seeds, cacao, cinnamon and salt. Stir well to all is combined.
2. Add your 1 cup of milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir through well until all seeds are mixed.
3. You want to keep mixing until a gelatinous like mixture forms and the seeds have expanded - Let it sit for 10 mins, anc check texture if it looks dry add the 2nd cup of milk. If it’s too. runny, leave the second cup of milk out, you can add more chia.
4. Once the chia pudding mixture is well combined and sticks together like a pudding, cover and put the mixture in the fridge to “set” for 1-4 hours or over night is best.
5. When ready to serve, divide the mixture between two bowls, top the pudding with fresh berries + cacao nibs, coconut flakes and granola.