I thought that Chia Seeds were one of those trendy new ingredients that were going to be in the spotlight for a while, then vanish until the next decade.
I know that they are all kinds of good for you, but I secretly hoped they would move on.
But they didn’t. Because they are “all kinds of good for us”. Read more on this here.
So they have stuck around.
I have tried to introduce them to my family a number of times. But no matter what I did to those nasty little seeds, no one liked them – Including me. And that bugs me. I mean, these seeds were eaten with relish by the Aztecs. They are a superfood. And I gagged every time a out them in my mouth.
Then I came across Paleo Grubs Choc Chia Recipe and how she popped the seeds into a blender before allowing them to set. Ha. Damn. That is pure genius!!!! That might just work.
So I tried it again.
One. last. time.
This time blending in some oats and the infallible vanilla and cinnamon combo. And guess what?? It worked!
The science of high speed blending and raw oats took away that delightful “slimy crunchiness” (so aptly described by my 8 yr old). What we ended up with was a thick, creamy, delicious breakfast.
We are finally a chia seed converted family.
What you need for this recipe:
1 1/4 cup Almond Milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup raw oats
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup raw oats
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Blend all ingredients together for around 15 – 20 seconds on high speed.
- Pour into bowl or small containers (makes around 2 small cups).
- Allow to set overnight in the fridge.
- Serve chilled with sliced fruit.