I actually did something this weekend that I never thought I would do. I went beyond simply “pinning a pin” on Pinterest and actually did something with an item I found – I followed a recipe that I found on Pinterest.
I don’t know about you but this really is a first for me. So far everything I’ve done on Pinterest has been to look at a pin and then pin it to a board. So this was actually quite exciting for me to actually go beyond pinning another item to one of my boards.
The recipe I found on Pinterest was for chocolate chia seed pudding.
Being the total hipster that I am (actually, I am the antithesis of a hipster) I enjoyed making this recipe primarily because on Pinterest the original poster made their chocolate Chia seed pudding in a mason jar. Who doesn’t enjoy cooking and eating from mason jars?
The recipe is relatively simple:
- 2 tablespoons Chia seeds,
- half cup of unsweetened almond milk or favorite alternative (I often have vanilla flavoured soy milk in my fridge so if I didn’t have almond milk, I would just as happily use the soy milk),
- a tablespoon of maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and
- a half teaspoon of vanilla.
Instructions? Mix the ingredients together.
When I was mixing them I added that Chia seeds and the cocoa powder together and then added the liquid ingredients like the vanilla, maple syrup and the almond milk.
Once I added the liquid ingredients I stirred until everything was thoroughly mixed, making sure that the edges of the jar the bottom inside edges of the jar did not have dry powder stuck or hiding in them.
I looked at my mason jar of pudding mixture and I quickly realized that I could actually double the recipe very easily. So I did.
And then I put the jar inside the refrigerator and left it overnight.
In the morning I had a pudding like substance. The Chia seeds had absorbed much of the liquid and had become squishy little orbs with a distinct chocolate flavour. My pudding creation was not as thick as the pudding you buy commercially but, it also does not have any of the mystery ingredients that so many store bought puddings have.
The end result? I had a very tasty and very chocolatey treat for myself. And the best part? It is a healthy snack.