Wednesday, May 11, 2011
When I had my "free" day on Monday I went to Whole Foods and really had some time to walk around and look at everything...no rush to get anywhere, no kids hanging off my elbow, it was beautiful. While I was at WF I found some Chia Seeds. I have been reading about them and their health benefits and had wanted to try them. I had mixed them in with some oatmeal and that was good then I was searching for recipes and other uses for them. I found a "chia pudding" recipe. Basically you can mix it with any liquid to turn it into a pudding. Last night I had made some chocolate chia pudding and also a chai tea chia pudding. D LOVED the Chai one, so much so that she insisted on having it for snack today. On the one hand I am so proud that she would insist on such a healthy choice, on the other hand I worry that her choice may make her the target of ridicule by her peers. The stuff is weird looking and not something that I would have thought to send to school with her, but the girl knows what she likes!
Chai Chia Pudding
1 TBS Chia seeds
9 TBS chai tea
Mix together, let sit for 15 minutes. Mix again and let sit for another 15 minutes then it's ready to eat!