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Since I started blogging I have been reading about Chia seeds. They are added to smoothies, salads, dressings, really anything your little heart desires. Chia seeds were first used in the fun 80’s gifts the Chia pets…..you do remember them, right? Oh man, now I have the commercial in my head….”ch ch ch Chia pets!!”
Some of the benefits of the little seeds: They contain the highest plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids. They are heart healthy and are proven to reduce “bad” cholesterol (LDL.) Balance blood sugar. High in antioxidants. A complete protein with all 9 amino-acids. Perfect source of calcium. They are a healthy source used for weight loss. High in fiber. Slowly metabolize carbohydrates which will help curb your appetite.
A healthy little seed right? AND here are a few other recipes for Chia pudding to give you a fun variety. If you do not follow Vegan Yack Attack you are missing out on some gorgeous recipes. She has several Chia pudding recipes, Apple Pie Chia Pudding, Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding, Banana Cream Chia Pudding, and Berry Chia Pudding.
Now before I share the fun recipe, I wanted to share a little about the Eatsmart scale I reviewed. About a year ago I had the pleasure to host a giveaway for the Precision Pro Eatsmart scale, and really fell in love with their product. Today I am sharing with you the Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale, and it is definitely elite!
The Precision Elite scale has a max weight of 15 pounds. With the larger platform, you can place a large mixing bowl on the scale, make that zero, and weigh your item. You have four measurement modes to use, grams, ounces, kilograms and pounds. The screen on the Precision Elite is bigger, and has a backlit LCD display to make it easier to read.
I love having a scale in my kitchen, we use it for our baking and our cooking. This summer I know we will need it for some of our wood-smoking adventures. I planned to share the scale when I made my Guinness Stout Cake, but instead will show you how even a simple recipe can benefit from a lovely scale.
When I mention this recipe, the reactions are VERY mixed. Some run away screaming, but some are curious of what the taste will be. I was the one that was on the fence, I wasn’t afraid, but I was a wee bit nervous of what it would taste like. I promise this to you, this recipe is TRULY DELICIOUS!! My Sissy wants to share her recipe she created, it is supposed to taste like rice pudding. So VERY soon Sissy and I will be doing another virtual blog post together. Do you remember when we shared a homemade granola recipe virtually?
My strawberry Chia pudding recipe was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Angie’s Recipes! Angie shares some amazing recipes, and her photography inspires me! Angie just recently made a Berry Chia Pudding, and I decided it was time I finally made my own.
A healthy treat enjoyed alone, or topped on your favorite yogurt, fresh fruit, or warm oatmeal!
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
Add strawberries, milk, figs, cinnamon, and sugar to food processor and completely mix ingredients together until completely smooth.
In a small air-tight container, add strawberry mixture, then add chia seeds and stir. They will not completely incorporate. Place lid on container and place in refrigerator, let sit for 4 hours or overnight, then stir before serving. The strawberry mixture will be thick and similar to pudding from the chia seeds.
Enjoy on your favorite treat or alone!
I hope you give this recipe a try, or any of the variations I shared with you, you will truly have a happy tummy! Actually in a few hours I plan to top my Chia pudding on my frozen yogurt, YUM-O!
Have you tried Chia seeds? Have you made Chia pudding?