Easy, Vegan, Stylish and packed full of nutrition, this is a great breakfast or snack food for you to take to work with you. Not only that but every time I take them to work or sneak one into my purse, I always get comments on how amazing and stylish they look/ where did I get them?
The answer is always at home and when I give people the recipe they are shocked by how fast, easy and cheap they are to make at home. No more expensive “pods” instead of yogurt, no more waste and no more boring snacks at work.
More then that Chai seeds ofter an amazing amount of nutriton. For only one serving (About two table spoons) their calories they offer:
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDI.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDI.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDI.
They also contain a decent amount of zinc, B-vitamins, potassium and antioxidants. Calorie for calorie, these little buggers offer an insanely high nutrition count which are used by the worlds best runners for endurance.
All of the hype about these guys is certainly well earned nutritionally but the fact that they also taste amazing and help congeal the liquids they are put in make them great for puddings and yogurt substitutes for vegans and vegetarians.
- 1/4 cup black chai seeds
- 1 can coconut cream (Full fat)
- 2 table spoons maple syrup
- 1 tea spoon vanilla extract
- 2 table spoons culinary matcha (optional
- Pinch of sea salt
- Toppings (Optional): any toppings that you would like. Strawberries, blackberries, sliced bananas, dried coconut, granola, nuts, peanut butter, ect.
Mix everything but the toppings together in a container that can be covered and placed in the refrigerator. Be sure that you slowly stir in the chia seeds well or they will clump up together. Adding the matcha powered makes these “Matcha” but you can certainly make it a plan vanilla without the matcha powder.
Once well stirred, cover and put into the refrigerator for a minimum of three hours or over night, periodically stirring to stop that clumping from happening.
In the morning, spoon into a mason jar or Tupperware container. Layer with whatever toppings that you prefer. If you are using fruit I would recommend a mason jar or something air tight so that your fruit doesn’t oxidize.