Chia seeds have definitely come a long way since the Chia pet days. And looking at the nutritional content in chia seeds it’s hard to imagine why they haven’t been a staple of our diets all along. In fact, chia seeds were once a Mayan and Aztec super-food
. They were prized in these ancient societies for their ability to sustain energy all day. Now they are back in the spotlight as a popular health food that can be found at most supermarkets. And there is good reason to incorporate chia into a healthy diet. Two tablespoons (about one ounce) of these tiny seeds have 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. So why not start your day with a bowlful of chia that pack a nutritional punch?
The best thing about this recipe is that you can mix all of the ingredients together the night before and a delicious breakfast will be waiting in your fridge the next morning.
Yield: 1 serving
Prep time: 5 minutes
¼ cup chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract
½ TBSP honey
Dash of cinnamon
1) Mix chia seeds, almond milk, and honey together in a small bowl. It is best to let the mixture sit overnight for the chia seeds to absorb the liquids.
2) Remove from fridge and top with fruit or nuts of choice.