Chia seeds, scientifically known as Salvia hispanica L., are all the rave, and for good reason. These little super seeds are loaded with nutrients that keep you full of energy, and can be sprinkled on anything from smoothies to salads. One of my favorite holiday indulgences is my abuela’s arroz con leche, which is a traditional rice pudding dessert served at any true cuban’s holiday party. Unfortunately, it’s not the healthiest choice and frankly it’s a good way to land yourself type 2 diabetes—sorry abuelita.
Chia seed pudding is a great way to satisfy your hankering for this sweet treat and can be eaten every day if your heart desires. Best part is, you don’t even have to turn on the stove for this one, it’s a matter of mixing ingredients in a bowl, refrigerate till it sets, and enjoying by the spoonful. If you want to test this out at your next holiday gathering, just multiply the recipe by 3 or 4, this should serve at least 15 people.
Chia Seed “Arroz con Leche” Pudding
¾ cup almond milk
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp maple syrup
Add cinnamon and pumpkin spice to taste.
*Please use organic ingredients, you deserve the best.