It must be the Tod and PapaLorp's past time to make fun of MamaLorp's latest health food fad.
"Who wants some chia pudding??"
"Not me, either!"Good. A double negative. More for me.
This chia pudding looks menacing but chia gel actually tastes like nothing at all. It is crunchy and slimy at the same time -- if you like okra, you are all set. If not, don't give up yet. You can mix any liquid, fruit, topping until it's yummy (or so the Tod would ask me -- "Ma, mix-mix-mix the milk with chocolate syrup until it is yummy!"). You can sprinkle chia on everything, from salad, to morning cereal, to baked goods (like muffin -- kinda taste like poppy seeds without the poppy-aroma).
This pudding, however, is riddikulusly easy that you may as well give it a try. Chia seeds are available as bulk at Whole Foods and other health food market.
To make chia gel:
Mix 4 T chia with 1 c. water/milk/liquid of your choice, the ratio comes down to about 1 T of chia seeds : 1/4 c of liquid. Stir and leave for about 15-30 minutes until gelled. Add more or less liquid as desired.
To make the above pudding:
Mix chia gel with few tablespoons of coconut milk and a pinch of salt (trust me on this). Top with ripe banana, the riper the better so you won't need sweetener. I can eat this by the bowlful for breakfast or snacks. Also good with fresh berries, muesli, regular milk/cream, yogurt, etc.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
P.S. Yes, yes, we are growing our own chia pet. No hairs yet, though.