I read Adam Brown’s Adam’s Corner on diaTribe, about eating a well-managed breakfast (A Home Run Breakfast with Diabetes)
And I got curious when he raved about his Chia Seed Pudding … I had to try it! MOST interesting, easy to make and so very healthy! And best of all, allows for such variety and it’s delicious!
I followed his recipe first:
- 1/4 cup of Chia seeds,
- 1/2 cup of water
- hearty amount of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract (zero sugar)
- some combination of random toppings (usually frozen raspberries and nuts or sunflower seeds).
After about a minute of stirring with a spoon (I used a salad fork) and about a minute sitting, it turns into a pudding-like gel.
I added stevia, deluxe mixed nuts and a few craisins … it was fabulous and very filling. My blood sugar barely rose. Just be aware that they can stick in your teeth like poppy seeds … so rinse and swoosh with water after enjoying!!!
Next time, I’ll try blueberries, mint and some of the other suggestions I’m finding in recipes online. I don’t think I’d used coconut oil again … I’m waiting to hear back from Adam on why he uses that. I’d rather use almond milk or coconut water.