Chia Seeds have been touted as the new superfood in the present health scenario!There are growing cases of health issues with everyone owing to sedentary lifestyles and hectic work not to mention the pressure,stress and disappointments in modern day living!We have to blame ourselves for being over ambitious,jealous and over competitive to prove our worth and neglecting our body without which we would not be an entity!However the damage has been done and we have to improve on it so here goes a uber delicious breakfast recipe!
This was concocted for the wonderful group – Plattershare and the pack of Chia Seeds was lovingly sent by Kirti Yadav!Kirti this is for you!Cheers!
The Chia Seeds Pack….
Just for a mention Chia Seeds are a species of the Mint family Lamiaceae native to Mexico.It was used by the Mexican Aztecs where it was as important as the Maize crop and currently used in nutritious drinks and as food!
How Chia Seeds look…
There are certain things to remember about Chia Seeds :
- They absorb liquids and become 4 times their size.So they should NEVER be eaten raw as it might cause choking!
- They should be soaked before using preferably overnight for wonderful results!
- They can be mixed with flour (After soaking) to make breads or mixed with fruit purees for the most nutritious and delicious jams ever!
This recipe can be had for dessert or as a snack!Its time we took a health trip!
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Soaking time : 6 – 8 hours
Makes : 2 servings
4 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 1/2 – 2 cups low fat milk (more if needed)
1 tbsp Gulkand
4 tbsp Mango puree (fresh/canned)
2 tbsp chopped nuts of your choice
2 tbsp Black Raisins
1 tbsp Sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped Apple
1 tbsp sugar (optional)
Soak the Chia seeds in the milk in a bowl and refrigerate 6 hours or preferably overnight.By the next morning they would be swollen and absorbed most of the milk.Add sugar at this point if using else add the Gulkandmixed in 2 tbsp warm milk.Mix well and keep aside.
Take 2 serving bowls.I used small storage jars to give a really good look!Now divide the ingredients in the following way :
Chia Seeds : 4 portions
Mango puree : 4 portions of 1 tbsp each
Nuts : 4 portions of 1/2 tbsp each
Raisins : 4 portions of 1/2 tbsp each
Sunflower seeds :2 portions of 1/2 tbsp each
Apple pieces : 4 portions
Now fill each jar as follows :
1.One portion Chia Seeds
2.One portion of Mango Puree – 1 tbsp
3.One portion of nuts,raisins and sunflower seeds – 1/2 tbsp of each respectively
4.First portion of chopped Apples
5.Second portion of Chia Seeds
6.Second portion of Mango Puree – 1 tbsp
7.Second portion of nuts and raisins (no sunflower seeds)
8.Second portion of chopped Apples
Serve as it is or refrigerate till serving time.Real yummy!