Chia Seeds are heralded as a super food as they are incredibly rich in Omega 3 fatty acids , high in Fiber, a good source of Protein and Minerals like Iron, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc. I add them to many meals to give my meal a boost of nutrients. My favorite use of chia seeds is in a chia pudding for breakfast, as they are such a simple quick breakfast, so versatile and delicious.
I have my standard chia breakie pot recipe but one day making a variation I created this delicious even more nutrient packed breakfast. I used hemp milk, as I love the taste, it is also a great dairy free alternative, a source of added Vitamin b12 and Vitamin D, which are difficult to find in non-animal foods. Then the spices add the delicious flavor and a source of key phytonutrients like curcumin, which have key health effects due to their antioxidant capacity, anti- inflammatory, aiding digestion, protects the brain, balances blood sugar and lowers cholesterol.
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 ¼ hemp milk
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground turmeric
- ¼ tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tbs maple syrup
- ¼ cup water
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined,
- stirring occasionally for the first 10 minutes to prevent large lumps forming. Leave for at least 30 minutes, overnight if you have time.
- Serve in two jars/bowls and add toppings if desired
Possible toppings to make this breakie even more spectacular:
* Grated apple, Sliced banana, Persimmon
* Seeds and nuts