Chia Pudding Parfaits from Sharon Shiner, HKC
A surprisingly easy but delicious treat loaded with nutrition!
|1⁄4||c||chia seeds (Sharon likes to use a mix of black and white seeds for contrast)|
|1⁄2||c||coconut water (Alterntely use almond milk, or slightly watered down coconut milk)|
|1||T||coconut nectar (Or more if you wish to have a sweeter pudding)|
|1||c||mixed fresh berries (or your favorite fruit on hand)|
|2||T||shredded coconut, unsweetened (check the bulk bins!)|
|1||zest of a lemon (just a few pinches will do)|
|1||zest of an orange (just a few pinches will do)|
I enlisted the help of Sharon Shiner, personal fitness chef and HKC to share her favorite creative use of chia seeds. The kind I'll be using are from The Chia Co and can be found at GNC. Delicious!!!
GiryaGirl: I've been sent 10 tons of chia seeds, what to do what to do?!
Sharon: Chia pudding! It's totally yummy. The texture takes some getting used to, but otherwise it's killer.
1. Mix chia seeds and coconut water and let them sit for about 10 minutes. One of the properties of the seeds is that they absorb liquids, forming a gel. This gel becomes the "pudding".
2. Stir in the sweetener and pinch sea salt.
3. Top with berries, coconut and zests.