trendy food. Not only are they linked to the Aztecs and Mayans, they claim to give a body everything from fiber to weightloss to reducing cholesterol. Every time something comes along that promises to deliver more than ceasing hunger, I think back to Michael Pollan's writings on nutritionism and smile, knowing the fad will pass.
Still, I couldn't wrap my head around how the same thing that could do this:
There are a bunch of more creative recipes for chia (pet) pudding on the internet - mocha and chocolate varieties. I went as simple as I could - I started out by mixing 1 cup of coconut-almond milk and 1/4 cup chia seeds, stirring together, stirring together the next morning when I thought I could eat it for breakfast and it wasn't ready, and then eating the next morning with some fresh raspberries. First I mixed in a bit of sweetener and some vanilla extract. Most recipes start with sugar but as you know, I try not to eat much of it, but just with the milk it wasn't quite sweet enough.
I liked it the first time, but the second time it seemed harder to eat. I swear I did it the same way, so I'm not sure what happened; I didn't even want mine, and just ate the fruit off the top. I still have my eye on a few other versions of it that I might try should the pantry elves discover more chia seeds. For now, it was a fun experiment but didn't change my life.