Last year was a not-so-good year for me. I stressed myself out so much that I was constantly sick.
It even got to the point where I put on some extra pounds and my hair started thinning.
I was tired of being physically tired all of the time and looking aged in just a few short months.
This year I decided to make a big change.
No, this wasn’t a new year’s resolution, but more of a new life resolution. I started taking better care of myself and focusing a little more on me.
I also started eating a lot better and trying out different foods I’ve never even thought about before.
One of those foods is chia seeds.
Yep, the little seeds we grew up seeing on tv that grows into little hairs on top of a clay head.
They’re packed with protein, fiber, and Omega-3 fatty acids, so of course I used them to make a Tropical Chia Pudding for two. Enjoy!
1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
2 Tbsp. Pineapple Juice
¼ Tsp. Orange Extract
¼ Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp. Coconut Palm Sugar
¼ Cup Chia Seeds
1 Cup Diced Pineapples
In a medium sauce pan, over low heat, warm milk, juice, extracts, and sugar.
Do not allow the milk to boil. Remove from heat. Pour chia seeds into midsize bowl. Slowly pour warm milk over chia seeds.
Stir until seeds start to absorb the milk and thicken. Allow to cool to room temperature. Fill ¼ of serving container with seeds.
Top with pineapples than add another ¼ serving of seeds. Do the same for the second serving container.
Garnish with pineapples and orange slice. Place in fridge and serve cold.