Chia seeds seem to be the new foodie trend. Everyone is putting them in recipes and like usual, I am more than way behind on the times. 🙂
For the Secret Recipe Club this month, I was assigned to A Fit and Spicy Life, which is written by Melissa. I really like her tagline which is “A lot of cooking, a little wine & workouts to keep it all in line.” While I don’t keep up on the workouts part as much as I should, I at least make an attempt and I’ve decided that justifies the food and wine.
Anyway, I was going through Melissa’s recipes and the word “Chia” jumped out at me. Side note: please tell me I’m not the only one who sees the word chia and immediately starts singing the 90’s commercial tune. Cha-cha-cha-Chia! No? Well, whatever.
Remembering those chia seeds hanging out in the pantry, I knew I needed to look no further to choose a recipe.
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
1. Combine the Greek yogurt, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla and salt together in a bowl. Stir well to combine, then stir in the chia seeds.
2. Let sit for 30 minutes. The mixture will become very thick.
3. Divide into 4 containers, top with berries, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Being the impatient person that I am, I refrigerated this for a couple of hours before trying one of them. Yum! I’ll be completely honest with you, I don’t have a clue what chia seeds do for you and I’m too lazy to look it up, but this works wonderfully as a tasty recipe that allows me to use up the rest of that bag of seeds!