As I mentioned in my post on poached pears, I am trying to be healthier this spring, so I was looking for a quick and easy dessert that also had plenty of protein in it.
Enter Chia Pudding!
The chia seed is making a huge fuss on all the store shelves and in magazines and heatlh literature. Mayeb it's the new power food. It's the secret from the Amazon tribes. Pretty much it's having it's heyday right now so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Plus, who doesn't love a gluten-free, dairy-free dessert? (Usually me, but I'm branching out!)
1/2 cup Chia seeds
1-2* cups milk (regular, or coconut, it works with either one)
zest of 1 clementine (or other citrus, to give it a little depth)
optional: 1 tablespoon of sweetener (sugar, honey, etc.)
* For some unknown reason my Trader Joe's chia seeds like a 1:2 ratio of seeds to liquid, but most online recipes call for 1:4, go figure!
Mix all ingredients together in a covered container and refrigerate for 10-12 hours or overnight.
I garnished mine with some clementine slices to punch it up a little. My kids loved this, and you dont' have to tell them it's healthy, just that it's a new dessert you are trying!