Strawberry Chia Pudding
Strawberries are a classic YUM. Whether they are getting put into a sweet or savory dish, somehow strawberries always turn out to be a solid win in the taste department. Since I was a little girl I’ve always loved putting strawberries into anything - and everything possible!
This past week I caught myself having an overwhelming desire to shove strawberries in my mouth, which is odd considering I have been on a savory kick for the past month.
So, I got to thinking about how I could make something fun with strawberries that curbs my craving, yet keeps me satisfied for a few hours...
CH - CH - CH - CH - CHIA!
Chia seeds are considered one of the top superfoods! Originally from Mexico, research says that Aztec warriors would eat Chia seeds for strength and endurance and this would sustain them for up to 24 hours. WOW!
If we are being honest it took me a few tries to get this right. I always like to complicate things and create more complex flavor profiles, but what I have learned in life and in the kitchen is that sometimes less is more!
TA - DAH!
5 ingredients, say what!?
What you’ll need:
1 can full fat coconut milk (this is essential)
7 Strawberries (Rinse & cut tops off)
1 tbs coconut sugar (Can sub maple syrup or honey)
1 TBS of Bourbon Vanilla bean paste (Can sub vanilla extract)
⅔ cup of Chia Seeds
The “How to”:
Step one: Blend strawberries, coconut milk, vanilla bean paste & coconut sugar to create what looks like strawberry milk!
Step Two: Pour Liquid into mixing bowl & add chia
Step Three: Whisk Chia + liquid mixture together
Step Four: Pour into desired bowl and refrigerate for minimum of 2 hours. (I used TWO 8 oz mason jars!)
Step Five: Eat & ENJOY!
Toppings? Anything that you can get your hands on! I chose to use a few organic raspberries, blackberries, coconut flakes & hemp seeds.
Other suggestions? Pepitas, granola, goji berries, Melted peanut butter (yes, it’s actually amazing!), Cacao nibs, cinnamon.