Chocolate Chia Pudding
1 ½ cup milk
2 T. maple syrup
¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup chia seeds
3.5 oz. "Sprouts" baby food, Sweet Potato and white beans
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Blend well. Serve immediately or chill. The pudding will continue to thicken. Serve alone or with hot cereal, muffins, oatmeal, etc.
My taste testers wanted to sweeten it up a bit. So they grabbed the sugar and graham crackers and went to work. It is up to you how sweet you want to make it. I know my healthy friends avoid sugar as much as they can.
½ cup white grape juice
These little seeds are going to be a new addition to our food storage. They don’t go rancid quickly like other grains. On the shelf, it would last for 2 years. In a #10 can, according to Storable Organics, it will last 5+ years.
These are so nutritious, with a stable shelf life, and they don’t have a very strong taste. If you don’t want to want to make pudding or a drink, you can just sprinkle them on just about anything for a nutrition boost. Try salsa, dips, soups, muffins, eggs, salads and salad dressing, smoothies, bread, etc.
According to livestrong.com, 2 T. chia seeds have,
15 g of carbohydrates
10 g of fat
5 g of protein
4 g of fiber
Omega 3 fatty acids
16 percent of the daily requirement for iron, calcium, phosphorus and thiamin
10 percent of the daily requirement for zinc and vitamin B6
Vitamin C, magnesium, niacin, folate and riboflavin.
Coming Soon….even more amazing things about chia seeds.