Chia is a plant, native to South America, which is famous for its nutritious seeds rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds recently became quite popular amongst health food enthusiasts. I discovered them some time ago and use them quite often instead of flax seeds in my muesli or in different kinds of smoothies. When I was in Argentina over Christmas I brought two big packs of chia seeds home. In Germany you can find them in some organic supermarkets or health food stores.
A cool thing to use chia seeds for is to make a pudding. When you soak chia seeds overnight in milk, they turn into a pudding with a consistency similar to tapioca but much much more tasty. Topped with fruits, chia pudding makes a great breakfast or dessert.
Strawberry and coconut is my delicious and refreshing chia pudding combination for this summer.
Combine almond milk, chia seeds, desiccated coconut and vanilla extract in a bowl and stir well. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes and stir occasionally. Refrigerate overnight. Stir well before serving and top with strawberries and coconut flakes.