Being a food blogger means getting excited while seeing new ingredients online. Just like I got excited about kale, I got excited about chia seeds as well. The whole net went blah-blah about how wonderful and nutritious this seed is. During a casual visit to Spinneys – a supermarket chain I go to only if I want to pick up some expensive “can’t find anywhere else” stuff that catch my fancy! (so that means I don’t frequent them much, fearing my wallet! 😉 ) – I was picking up a box of milled flax seed, when my eyes fell on the box of chia seeds right next to it. My heart bounced with happiness – yaay, I get to try it! I was so excited that I didn’t even check the price. With my prized found, I went to the counter for paying the cash and once the cashier punched in the price, my heart sank! So expensive? Really? 😮 A 350 gm box cost me Dhs. 36/-. It must be expensive since it is an import product and bought in minimal quantities. Nonetheless, it is a prized possession now and I make it when I really want to have something exotic! Hehe…
This is just one recipe that I have tried with it, after seeing a lot of beautiful pictures on Pinterest. My pictures do no justice since I had no patience to grab my camera and got my Iphone to click them. I just couldn’t wait to reach office to dig into them and I must tell you, one of the best breakfasts I have had! The mango was just like a crown on its head, added additional flavor to the dessert! Off to the simple recipe…
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (November 2015 Event: Mango) organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Jozelyn Ng (Spice Up My Kitchen)
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp raw sugar
- ½ mango, chopped
- Combine the chia, coconut milk and sugar in a jar and give it a nice whisk.
- Keep it overnight in the fridge or till the chia is swelled up.
- Bring out, top with the chopped mangoes and enjoy!