Lately it seems that a multitude of chia seed concoctions have been sprouting up on Pinterest and popular food blogs. To say the least, I have remained skeptical about the vast majority of them.
I tend to associate chia seeds with a gummy texture and a bad aftertaste. My dad gulps them down mixed in orange juice before working out – ever since reading Born to Run, he seems to believe that this torture is a good trade off for speedy legs. (All things chia aside, I do highly recommend the book. It is a compelling read.)
Before the evolution of this chia seed pudding, the only way I could get chia seeds down my throat without initiating a gag reflex was by blending them into oblivion in a smoothie. Otherwise, they ruin my oatmeal, they ruin my yogurt and granola, they ruin my salads, they definitely ruin my orange juice, and naturally I assumed that they would ruin my pudding as well.
I was wrong. This chocolate chia seed pudding isn’t gummy or gelatinous, and although the seeds do add texture to the pudding, they compromise neither flavor nor consistency.