Oh the Chia seed AKA Salvia hispanica. So soothing, mucilaginous, nourishing and healing to the digestive tract and mucosa. A delicious little seed rich in omega 3 fatty acids, a- linolenic acid (ALA), protien, calcium, manganese, potassium and phosphorus. Increases stamina, the sense of fullness and moisturizes too.
Cultivated by the Aztec as a main food staple as important as Maiz! Used throughout the central and south Americas for centuries in breads, cakes, puddings, gruel, biscochos and drinks such as chia fresca. This seed is becoming more popular here in the states as more than just a ceramic sprouted pet. It is a super food in it’s own right!
Easy to sprout like alfalfa and yummy on salads and so on. Great in breads, pancakes, cookies, raw crackers ect.. Mix in your favorite fruit juices or coconut water and voila a mucilaginous healing drink!
In this recipe I use coconut milk diluted with water but I have used all sorts of milks animal or non and you can use your favorite one for a delicious pudding suited to your taste! You can even make a raw vegan style by making your own almond, sprouted oat or other nut or grain milk ahead of time. This pudding can be made to your liking with a variety of different flavors. I’ve tried with great success; chai, strawberry oat, chocolate, vanilla rum, lemon etc…just use the basic ratios and create a 5 star flavor of your own!
Very versatile and useful for soothing ulcers, inflamed bowels, sore throat, reducing heat (think fever or summer time) and moisturizing the internal fauna. Acts as a gentle laxative, appetite suppressant and healing convalescing gruel.
Here is my recent decedant recipe for CHIA CARDAMON, ROSE, SAFFRON PUDDING!
1 cup Chia
4 cups liquid ( Here I used 1 cup OG canned coconut milk to 3 cups water)
2t Cardamon powder freshly ground
5 Saffron staminae
5T rose petal infused honey
Maple syrup or Agave nectar to taste (optional)
In a large bowl, mix together liquid, honey, agave, and Cardamon thoroughly ( or any other flavors you choose). Blend in chia, cover and put in fridge overnight. It is that easy! By morning the chia seeds will have expanded and become thick in texture and very puddingy. Enjoy with fruit or by itself. You could even pour into popsicle moulds and freeze for a yummy frozen treat. Let me know how it goes for you and enjoy the cold or raw healthy pudding snack.