I'm feeling SO much better now that I've cut the sugar out of my life (at least for the past 7 days, anyway), but every now & then I crave a little sweetness. Like today. :)
I know that there are a TON of great health benefits to chia seeds (good fats, cleansing, etc.), so I decided to try out my own little dessert with them!
When chia seeds are soaked in water, juice, or milk, they form a squishy membrane around them. Alien-like? Yes. Kinda awesome? YES.
Coconut Chia Tapioca Pudding Dessert
Serves 1-2 people
1 cup soy or almond milk (unsweetened)
2 tbsp chia seeds (preferably organic)
2 tbsp unsweetened coconut shreds
splash of flavoring (vanilla extract is great - I used maple extract)
pinch of Truvia (or other natural no-sugar sweetener), optional
In a container, add all the ingredients, cover with a lid, and shake well to combine. Let refrigerate for about 7 hours (or overnight).
And that's it!
I really enjoyed this dessert. It tasted sweet even though there's no sugar in it, and I just loved the consistency. I'm just loving trying out all of these new & healthy recipes!