Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A couple of weeks ago while at the Trader Joe's food sample bar, I casually strolled over for my second helping. The woman behind the counter who will remain nameless, called out my name and asked how I was doing. I know, somehow they all know me, it's almost like I come here everyday or something. Anyway, I walk back over and we start talking. yes, the yogurt is delicious I say, what kind of seeds are those. And here it begins.
A little something about chia seeds. In a single tablespoon, you get six grams of fiber, three grams of protein and 2.9 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. What this means is that it is a very rich plant based source of dietary fiber, protein and omega 3's. It's good for you! Next we started talking about yogurt and what not. She said if you can't make your own the next best thing would be to buy plain Greek yogurt and add your own honey, fresh fruit and seeds. Chia seeds are the perfect choice for this medium. Add, refrigerate, let them sit for at least 2 to 3 hours or overnight. They will expand and plump up, almost like a tapioca in pudding.
Here's what you need for a few days supply:
32-ounces plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/8 to 1/4 cup honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
Add seeds and honey, combine, cover and refrigerate and least 2 to 3 hours or overnight. (This was almost a week's worth of yogurt for me).
When ready to serve add fresh fruit. Enjoy!
Cheri Savory Spoon
Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.
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