As a vegetable source of Omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds are unsurpassed, even by flax seeds. Originially grown in Mexico an dthe southwest since the 1500′s, Chia seeds were a critical part of the Mayan and Aztec diet, being used for fuel during long conquests. From enhanced heart health to detoxification, these little seeds pack major health benefits.
Thanks to the cinnamon and cardamom, this sweet treat will help to control blood sugar. If you’re feeling extra spicy, feel free to add ginger. Enjoy this healthy treat as breakfast, a snack or even dessert.
- 1/2 cup Chia seeds
- 2 1/2 cups Coconut or Almond milk
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Maple syrup or agave syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Blend Coconut milk, blueberries, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla and syrup together in a blender on high till smooth.
- Pour the blueberry mixture over the chia seeds. Stir thoroughly. Let rest for 5 minutes, and re-stir. After 10 more minutes, stir again.
- Refrigerate and let sit overnight.
- In the morning, give it a stir and check texture. If it’s too thick, simply add more coconut or almond milk; the texture should be similar to that of tapioca pudding.
This recipe was adapted from Food52.