So what is this miraculous little seed and
how can I use it? Great question, well this
tiny little South American seed just keeps
on giving, diverse in both nutrients and in
recipes! In fact, the Mayan word for ‘chia’
is strength which is probably why it has
been consumed by the Aztecs and Mayans
Here are a few reasons why guests are loving this latest addition to our menu
at Escape Haven …..
- High in anti-oxidants
- Super low in calories
- Gentle fibre for the bowels
- Plant based protein for building and repair
- Contain minerals such as calcium for bones, magnesium for muscles, Zinc for
digestive and immune support and several B vitamins that are important for
energy and a variety of metabolic processes
- Essential fats (omega-3) for brain function, joint health and reducing
- Super easy to prepare and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Now that’s something to CHIA about!!
Gluten free, Dairy Free
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 fresh mangoes, peeled and blended until smooth
- Desiccated coconut, fresh mint and cut up dragon fruit to decorate
- Mix together (shake in a sealed jar) the coconut milk, chia seeds,
honey / maple syrup and vanilla extract in a jar or bowl. Refrigerate for 15
minutes and mix again. Cover the bowl or jar with a lid or cling film and
return to the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight. *As the
coconut milk we use is quite thick, may need to add little bit of water.
Keep adding water until the seeds are like a jelly consistency.
- Remove from the fridge 15 minutes before serving. Layer the chia
pudding with the blended mango in small jars or glasses and top with
desiccated coconut, piece of fresh mint and chopped up dragon fruit.
This recipe will make 6 chia cups, so just adjust quantity of ingredients
depending on how many you would like to make.
Head on over to our list of recipes on our website for more super easy
recipes and start enjoying chia, any way you can!!!
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