CHIA seeds are awesome. When i first went vegan, i heard about these weird chia, flax, hemp things and had no idea what it all was. Chia seeds are sooooooooo good for you! They are packed full of protein and healthy omega 3 oils, and loads of B vitamins, much needed on a Plant based diet. You can use them as a substitute for egg in recipes, mix them into smoothies, chocolates, salads, - basically anything you fancy! The best part is that when soaked, they swell up into little jelly bubbles. And although they don't look extremely appetising - it tastes like a yummy healthy rice pudding when soaked in a plant based milk. And lets face it, who doesn't want to eat pudding for breakfast!
I am normally pretty good at sticking to regular meal times, but today was a little crappy. I think everyone is allowed a few down days. I had a slow start and skipped my breakfast, which meant lunch became breakfast and dinner, lunch. But i definitely felt the much needed energy rush after munching my chia pudding at lunchish time.
I've had had one of those days were i feel like i could quite easily give up on everything and run away. I suppose i did for most of the morning. Then you realise how big the world is, how unimportant situations are in the grand scheme of things and you have to get back up and get on with life. I over think things, people and situations to the point my head almost explodes into a million chia jelly globules and i MUST stop that. And just eat more actual chia jelly globules. Globules, globules - i love that word!
Coconut & Vanilla Chia Pudding
[ with Banana & Kiwi ]
Amount per person
1/8 Cup Chia Seeds
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
3/4 cup coconut milk
In bowl / cup / glass, place chia seeds, coconut milk and vanilla. Mix with a spoon and leave in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours, but best left overnight. Before eating top with fruit :)