Chia seeds remind me of when I was taking my Pilates certification classes, a life time ago! Fit ladies gathered at the watering hole of fitness and education. Soaking in anatomy terminology, feeling movement deeply. Sometimes these training sessions lasted 3-4 hours and were tiring both physically and mentally.
During a water break, one particular lady in our class presented her water bottle filled with these tiny black balls that miraculously swelled and did something particularly great for the body, this was my introduction to chia seeds. Well wasn’t she fancy, I thought she was. Years later I filled a glass of water with chia seeds and it was eeeew! I actually spat it out and poured the rest down the drain.
This got me thinking about other ways to enjoy these tiny black pearls of goodness. Pudding? Much more fun, I mean mostly healthy pudding, yes indeed.
The first time, I made a banana and date version where the chia seeds were blended into the mixture. I did not love the taste of the blended seeds, this is very personal, I really like to feel the texture of the soaked seeds. I do have a history of issues with texture but we won’t go there.
Note to self, only top with banana, don’t add to the blender if you try a blended version.
And now for the win, here’s to chocolatey mini pots of goodness. I topped these with blackberries, a foxtrot of fruit and chocolate. My guilt free desert or something to serve up on Valentines day.
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 1½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tbsp agave
- ¼ cup white chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp dutch cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp mini milk chocolate chips
- ¼ cup blackberries
- Pour the chia seeda, almond milk and cocoa powder in a bowl and mix together with a whisk.
- Melt the white chocolate chips and combine with the mixture.
- Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
- Pour into mini storage container.
- Leave to set in the fridge for 3-4 hours
- Top with blackberries before serving.
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