Chia Seed Yogurt
One of my secrets to eating healthy is preparing easy to reach delicious healthy food on the weekend.
My rule is simple, start with something healthy (that's why it needs to be easy to reach and ready in the fridge), if you are still hungry after then go for anything (most of the time I don’t.)
This winter, I was looking for a recipe that would give me the feeling of a yogurt - high in calcium, friendly bacteria AND easy to make.
Experimenting with many ingredients, lead me to memorable failures...that is until I decided to use amazing Chia Seeds.
One tablespoon of Chia Seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than Salmon, and more antioxidants than blueberries.
It is the perfect trio of benefits for healthy bones and glowing skin.They also give you tons of energy, helps to stop any cravings, and because they can absorb many times their size/weight in liquid, they are great for preventing dehydration! How can something so micro be so powerful :)
Enjoy my recipe below and let me know how you like it! x
Serving Size: 1 (I recommend you make make at least 6)
WHAT YOU NEED:
Small containers (I use 5 oz Glass Jars)
2 Tbs Chia Seeds (per 5 oz of liquid)
5 oz almond milk or coconut milk
1 Capsule of a good quality pro biotic (Available in the refrigerated section of your health food store)
A few dry fruits (I use Goji berries, raisins or cranberries)
Low Glycemic Sweetener (agave, Stevia, raw honey, maple syrup grade B, yacon syrup )
1. Put the chia seeds and dry fruits in container.
2. Mix all the other ingredients in your milk; Add content of probiotic + sweetener of your choice + other add-ins depending on your palate.
Here are some amazing options: Matcha tea (for a big plus of polyphenols) - Vanilla extract - Lucuma (Gives a caramel taste Rich in minerals iron, zinc,
potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B3, beta carotene, and fiber) - Raw Cacao - Super-Fruit Powder – fresh berries etc… The idea is to
make that milk super yummy.
3.Pour milk into the containers with seeds and fruits.
4. Shake well so that seeds don’t stick to the bottom (crucial tip!)
5. Let the seeds expand overnight in the fridge (you may need to shake or mix again before eating.)