In almost no time, I whipped up a delicious and healthy pudding using only three ingredients! The Mister and I have become recent fans of chia seeds: we stick them in our smoothies, put them in juice, and now, consume BOWLS of chia seed pudding. At first taste, I was not impressed. The consistency of the hydrated seeds were a little slimy, oddly crunchy, and they looked a like frog eggs or tiny tadpoles and I did wince a little when I finally got them down. It took some coaxing via chia pet commercial but I finally turned a corner and now am obsessed! Oh yea, and did I mention, these things are super healthy!
Some quick research has yielded the following information regarding chia seeds:
A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains (1, 2):
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
In other words, chia seeds deliver massive amounts of nutrients with very few calories attached. This is great news since I’ve packed on a few during the holidays and am now attempting to keep with my New Years Resolution of living a happier, healthier, life. Which leads me to the recipe for this awesomely easy chia pudding. It’s literally just bananas, coconut milk, chia seeds and a pinch of salt.
You can add shit if you want.
Here are a few examples of some good shit to add:
2 ripe bananas
1 can coconut milk (I used light)
⅓ cup chia seeds
pinch of salt
The work involved is minimal, simply toss two peeled bananas into a blender with a can of coconut milk and pinch of salt, blend. Once incorporated pour mixture into glass bowl of tupperware, then mix in ⅓ cup of chia seeds, cover and let chill in the fridge for at least half an hour and voila, bing bang boom you’ve got pudding on, in, and all prepositions your face.