Remember when “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pets” were advertised on TV? That was the first time I’d ever heard of “chia”. I didn’t know it was an edible seed, and I certainly didn’t want anything to do with those crazy “pets”.
Little did I know that the chia seed actually packs a huge amount of nutrients in a tiny seed. In fact history tells us that the ancient Aztecs and Mayan warriors could live for days on chia seeds alone.
I recently wrote a post for Chopra Centered Living, about the nutritional benefits of chia seeds. As research for the article I made some gluten-free, vegan chocolate chia pudding to try it out. O-M-G!! Let’s just say I’ve become seriously addicted to this smooth-and-creamy, bubbly-crunchy (chia seeds have the consistency of tapioca with a little crunch of the seed inside) Chocolate Chia Pudding. SO easy to make, and full of nutrients, I’m sure it will become a favorite of yours as well!
Read Chia Seeds: Miracle Food or Just Another Fad? to get the Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe.