Move over almond milk, there’s a new kid on the block—and this one’s even more formidably nutritious! Unsweetened almond milk will remain an irreplaceable component of my morning lattes and bowls of gluten-free cereal. But there’s nothing quite as nutrient-dense as the chia seed, and I recently discovered a way to ingest significant amounts of them—enjoyably.
Chocolate Chia Milk
This drinkable snack is superb as a quickie breakfast, dessert, or mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Bottoms up!
1scoopchocolate vegan protein powder(Orgain or Sun Warrior brand)
Pour chia seeds into a glass bottle with a fitted lid or a plastic reusable protein drink container large enough to accommodate about 22 ounces of liquid. The drink calls for 20 ounces of water, but you’ll need extra room for mixing and shaking the seeds.
Add purified water to the container and immediately close lid tightly and shake for at least a minute. Chia seeds clump together when wet so it’s important to not let them sit, even for several seconds. Eventually, the seeds will remain separated. Set bottle aside for a few hours or overnight to let the seeds plumpen.
Pour chia seed water into a blender or Vitamix and add a scoop of chocolate protein powder. Blitz for about 30 seconds or until frothy and seeds look pulverized.
Even when thoroughly blended, the seeds will tend to separate out a bit from the water, making it necessary to swirl this delicious chocolate drink every now and again. No biggie, though. It’s the most enjoyable way to get half my fiber that I know of!