Do you remember the Chia Pet? Who would ever think that chia seeds would become the new super food! Their big claim to fame range from hunger control, weight loss, reduced blood sugar and triglyceride levels. However, the research is showing mixed results. More research is needed to support the chia seeds’ claims.
Chia seeds are tiny black and white seeds grown in Mexico and South America. They date back to the Mayan and Aztec times. The Chia seed has a mild, nutty flavor and adds texture to foods. When combined with a liquid, chia seeds form a gel and are a great substitute for eggs in baked products and pectin in jelly. Also, it makes a great pudding.
CHIA PUDDING IN A JAR:
In a mason jar, mix together all ingredients. Place the lid on and refrigerate over night. It makes a great healthy breakfast to go.
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1-1/4 cup coconut milk (or any type of milk)
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract