Don’t be put off by their name: The seeds in this recipe make for a versatile and delicious base for a tropical pudding that’s easy to make and enjoy!
This week’s Summer Snacktime recipe features something you may not have heard of before today — but after trying this recipe, we’re sure it’ll soon become a staple in your diet!
Chia seeds, the edible seeds of the flowering Salvia hispanica plant (and yes, the basis of your old Chia Pet’s “fur” coat!), are actually a great source of fiber and the omega 3 fatty acid ALA and fiber. They’re also high in protein, manganese, calcium and phosphorous, and can be used as an egg substitute and a thickener, making it a versatile and healthy addition to many meals.
This week’s recipe from our friends at the John Theurer Cancer Center calls for turning the seeds into a lightly sweet pudding topped with tropical fruit that’s sure to cool you down as we head into peak summertime heat. Give this recipe a try and don’t forget to share your creations with #CURESummerSnacktime on social!
Makes: 4 servings