Chia is a seed that has been long known for its powerful nutritious content, high mineral content, and for being rich in omega-3s. For our first recipe we wanted to showcase something energy boosting, filling, and simple.
Preparation time: about 1 hour
- ½ cup black chia seeds
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
- 1 cup assorted raw nuts & dried fruits*
- Fresh local fruit (optional)
*We used pepitas, almonds, cashews, pistachios, fresh figs and fresh cherries.
For those omitting raw nuts try your own variation with avocado and dried fruits.
In a blender, combine coconut milk, water, cinnamon, and vanilla and blend until smooth. For added vanilla flavor add the used pod to a bowl with your chia seeds while you blend your ingredients (remove before garnishing and serving). Add the chia seeds, whisking to combine, and refrigerate for 1 hour (whisk every 20 minutes to prevent clumping).
Serve with nuts and fruit or refrigerate for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
I always add a dash of Himalayan sea salt and cinnamon right before serving.