Chia seeds are an amazing source of calcium, a mineral which can be a little hard to get in sufficient quantities on many diets. Add sesame seeds to your puddings, and you’ve got a calcium powerhouse of a breakfast or snack. Check out my other chia seed posts below for more information, and delicious recipes to try!
Calcium Rich Chia Pudding
1/2 cup sesame seeds, soaked overnight, drained, and rinsed
1 1/2 cups water
2-4 T raw honey, or your favorite liquid sweetener
1-inch vanilla bean, or vanilla bean powder
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 t cinnamon
Blend the sesame seeds, water, honey, cinnamon and vanilla until smooth.
Strain through a nut milk bag. Taste, and add more honey, if desired.
Sesame seeds can be a bit bitter, but as the chia seeds absorb liquid, the pudding will be creamy and mellower. Stir the chia seeds in the sesame milk. Keep stirring for a full minute or so, until the chia seeds have swelled. Drink right away, or set aside in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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