The best thing about Chia seeds though, is when you leave them in liquid they swell up and turn to a gelatinous texture with a crispy center. The texture is a little unusual but I quite like it and once it tastes all sweet and chocolatey, well who am I to let some weird texture get in the way of eating some yummy pudding.
Here's the recipe for those who are as behind the times as me. It was taken from food doodles blog but I've added cinnamon, because I like it and used honey instead of maple syrup because it's half the price here in New Zealand.
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 C unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Mix all the ingredients together well. Put a cover over it and leave for 20 minutes. Eat. It really is that simple. The phase too good to be true springs to mind.
Quick note to say sorry for the terrible phone photos but to be fair it does taste better than it looks.