Thursday, January 9, 2014

vanilla chia yogurt with berries

Have you all discovered the chia seed? It's my absolute new favorite thing to cook with/bake with/top everything with. The little seeds are minuscule (like the size of ground pepper practically) but they pack some major health benefits and a dose of protein. My dad bought me this book for the holidays and I instantly flagged the recipe for chia seed yogurt. It's incredibly simple and delicious, and it has the best texture. We made a giant portion and then dished some out for breakfast every morning.

vanilla chia yogurt with berries
adapted from giada de laurentiis
(makes 4 servings)

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extra
Pinch kosher salt
1/4 cup chia seeds
Optional toppings: raspberries, blackberries, pumpkin seeds

In a medium bowl, whisk the almond milk, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt until blended through. Whisk in the chia seeds and let stand for 30 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and let set in fridge for 6-8 hours or overnight. Top with your favorite berries and pumpkin seeds for crunch.

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