Chia seeds seem to be the new healthy fad out there now. I was at Whole Foods yesterday and I have walked by these Chia seeds for weeks and finally gave in and bought a bag of these babies! I am going to try to whip up some Chia pudding tonight before I head off to NYC. I hope its as yummy as it looks below. Do any of you have any Chia seed recipes I should try? Send them my way!
Cinnamon-Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
1 cup non-dairy milk, any kind you like (I like plain, unsweetened almond milk)
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1-2 packets stevia (more or less to taste)*
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 small pinch sea salt
Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl; refrigerate until it reaches your desired thickness, stirring occasionally. (I usually chill mine about 2 hours, but overnight is fine.)
*Instead of stevia, you can use any sweetener you like in this recipe, such as maple syrup, honey, etc. Here is a guideline on how sweet 1 packet of stevia is: the amount of stevia in 1 packet measures 1/2 teaspoon, which is about as sweet as 2 to 3 teaspoons of regular sugar.