When I was a kid, chia meant pet. But as the saying goes, things change. Or stay the same.
Chia seeds are full of magic and help me avoid too much between-meal snacking. After a morning shake, I’ve actually walked past candy bowls and not taken a single piece. So that’s something. Not to be a killjoy, but chia seeds can lower blood pressure and should be avoided by people who take blood thinners.
This chai-inspired shake is really great for breakfast with a muffin and fruit. Mixed the night before, it’ll thicken in the fridge overnight for the ultimate fast food breakfast. I’ll admit this shake is nothing to look at, but it is tasty.
Easy recipe for overnight vanilla shake made with coconut milk and chia seeds. Note: shake will continue to thicken the longer it's refrigerated.
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- Pinch of cardamom
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of ginger
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk (coconut or hemp)
Combine chia seeds, sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, and milk. Refrigerate overnight. Stir before serving.