Oh how I love chia seeds! They are such a mightly little seed. And it makes sense since the word "chia" is the ancient Mayan word for strength! A serving of 2 tablespoons has 4 grams protein and an amazing 11 grams fiber! This means you will stay full longer and won't be reaching for that mid-morning snack. High in Omega-3 fatty acids, anitioxidants, calcium, magnesium... the list goes on. They are such a fantastic breakfast or snack! Can you tell I'm obsessed?!
They also are mild in flavor so they take on the flavor of what you put in them. I made delicious elderberry chia seed pudding by adding our Göod Berry Co. Elderberry Syrup to the mix. Layer with some yogurt, fresh fruit, granola, hemp seeds, truly the sky is the limit. Maybe even a little whipped cream if you are feeling adventurous 😉
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 cup milk ( I used coconut milk, but you can use any milk or plant milk you like)
1 tablespoon Göod Berry Co. Elderberry Syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional but adds a delicious depth of flavor)
If you choose to make your chia seed pudding a fancy color like ours we used Raw Nice vegan natural food coloring powders.
Blue- 1/2 teaspoon blue spirulina powder
Purple- 1/4 teaspoon blue spirulina powder, 1/4 teaspoon pink pitaya power
*Add the food coloring powder to the milk first and mix until combined, then add all other ingredients.
Add all ingredients to your vessel of choice, stir to combine. Wait 10 minutes and then stir again to prevent the chia seeds from settling at the bottom. Cover and refrigerator at least 2 hours or over night.
Top with 1/4 cup yogurt and fresh fruit. Or any topping you desire! Enjoy 😊