I discovered a new secret food.
They’re chia seeds, and what I would describe as one of the latest food trends. To be clear, I love food trends. Mostly because food is a lifestyle*, and it’s fun to treat it the same way we treat fashion and hobbies and such.
*”Food is a lifestyle.” -every true foodie ever
Chia seeds are magical when mixed with any liquid. They absorb the moisture and instantly thicken. They are the vegan version of gelatin, and they are so versatile! I needed something to fill the void where pudding once resided in my new vegan diet, and chia is that very thing.
Since the breakfast yogurt/oatmeal I made was so healthy, I threw in some (fancy seashell-shaped real Belgian) chocolate. You could get so creative with flavor combinations- I almost wanted to add some vanilla and call it cookies n’ cream chia yogurt. Endless possibilities!
Chia Breakfast Yogurt
1 tb chia seeds
2 tb nut milk
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (or chai mixture)
1 tb maple syrup or agave
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup soy yogurt
Add chia seeds to milk and let sit about 5 minutes, until seeds absorb and thicken. Mix in rest of ingredients and refrigerate for about an hour. Alternatively, let bowl sit overnight and enjoy first thing in the morning.
Apologies for a short-ish post, but I’m packing a weekend bag for West Virginia, where my friends rented a cabin and where I’ll be relaxing the next few days. I want to go fishing, and hiking, and campfire…ing!
I promise- more posts to come over the next few weeks. I finished my internship today, so that newfound free time can be spent in my favorite place- the kitchen.