Chia seed is huge among vegans these days. It is a healthy food: it is rich in protein and fiber. In fact chia is new to western world; it was cultivated by the Aztec. It was approved by EU as novel food in 2009. Here goes a healthy way to enjoy gelatinous chia seeds soaked in soy milk.
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup soy milk
3 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
5 strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 ripe banana, sliced
2 tablespoons oatmeal
Powdered cinnamon for garnish
1. Soak chia seeds in soy milk for one hour. Then add in maple syrup and vanilla extract to and mix well together.
2. Place strawberry slices, soaked chia seeds, banana slices, and then oatmeal in a jar or in a glass.
3. Dust cinnamon a little on top and serve.
So, what are chia seeds?
Chia seeds are native to Mexico and Guatemala. Chia was cultivated by the Aztec in the 16th century.
Chia seeds can be eaten raw soaked in water, fruit juice, milk, soy milk, etc. And ground chia seeds can be used in baking.