Hey guys! I figured it was time for me to post a recipe on here. I love to write, you all know that. But I also LOVE to cook, I also love to cook for others. Ask any of my roommates and they will tell you that I’m always in our kitchen. It relaxes me and gives me an excuse to try new recipes.
Being diabetic means monitoring what you eat. It’s a very important part of managing the disease. College can make this hard for me. I’m always on the go and unfortunately I find myself eating one meal a day or snacking on junk throughout the day. My anxiety plays a role in what I eat as well. Carbs make me happy, junk food makes me happy, so I eat it thinking my anxiety will calm down. This is very wrong though, processed food and just junk make me feel worst.
Growing up we followed a very healthy “diet”. I didn’t start eating crap until college actually. But I’ve found a way to go back to my healthy old habits.
Chia seeds just happen to be my favorite food right now. They’re full of omega-3 fatty acid and fiber. They’re also really cool because when you add liquid to them they swell up and turn into a gelatin consistency.
Chia seed pudding is a great way to use chia seeds, you can customize the pudding anyway you like and it stores well in the refrigerator.
¼ cup of chia seeds
1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk( this recipe is vegan, but you’re completely allowed to use your favorite milk)
REAL maple syrup or honey (depends if you’re making this vegan)
Fruit of your choice to top it with
Mix the chia seeds with your milk, a small amount of your sweetener, and let it sit overnight or for a few hours covered in the refrigerator.
Stir every so often to avoid your lumpiness
When ready put fruit on top and drizzle with more sweetener.
This recipe is great if you’re always on the go. Add chia seeds to other parts of your diet. I recently made banana bread granola and added chia seeds.
I’ll post that granola recipe sometime soon, until then enjoy this yummy chia seed pudding!