Meet my current addiction: Chia Pudding Bowl
Ever since last year, I've develop an uncanny habit of snacking all throughout the day. At unquestionable hours, I would rummage the fridge for something to eat. I guess it's a habit developed when you spend 90% of your days at home. When I'm lazy and need a quick fix, I would usually grab a banana or a handful of nuts to satisfy my cravings. Ever since I went to Hawaii, I've been into all kinds of food bowls - Chia Bowls, Acai Bowls, Salad Bowls, Veggie Bowls - you name it. Even though I've seen recipes and tried making Chia Pudding before, it's not something I was really "into".
When we went to Yerba Buena Gardens to have an afternoon tea at Samovar Lounge, my sister ordered a Chia Bowl that both looked and tasted delicious. It had a lot of toppings compared to what I've previously seen and had in other cafés. So when I started to crave for it, I decided to make one at home. It's simple, quick and yummy. Not to mention filling and absolutely healthy. (It's packed with protein and loaded with antioxidants!)
- 1 Cup of Chia Seeds
- 1 1/2 Cup of Almond Milk
- 1 Banana, Sliced
- Handful of Blueberries
- Shredded Coconut
- Cinnamon (Optional)
What To Do
Place the Chia Seeds in a bowl and pour the almond milk, stirring carefully to mix the ingredients. Let it set for 15-25 minutes. You can opt to put it in the fridge while the seeds are absorbing the milk. Garnish with banana, blueberries and other toppings of your choice. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and other spices you love.
This recipe is extremely flexible and you can always change what you want to go with it. There are endless possibilities and recipes you can mix and match to go in your pudding. Be crazy. Be imaginative. Someday, I'll even share my Apple Pie Chia Pudding with y'all. Enjoy!