Chia seeds are one of those “super foods” you hear all the health nuts raving about, and rightly so – they’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, are a great vegetarian source of protein (without any cholesterol), have loads of essential minerals, and have been shown to improve blood pressure in diabetics. They also make a fantastic breakfast you can grab and go, because you make it the night before.
F = Free food (eat as much as you like)
S = Speed food (these should make up at least a third of your meal)
P = Protein free food (eat as much of these as you like!)
HEa = Healthy Extra A (a daily allowance of dairy produce)
HEb = Healthy Extra B (a daily allowance of a product with fibre)
# = a number denotes roughly how many syns are in foods used
- 30g chia seeds (HEb)
- 100 mls unsweetened almond milk (0.5)*
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
* This is a syn-free breakfast if you use almond milk as your HEa choice.
- Pour the ingredients into a jar, mix well, and put the lid on.
- Pop it in the fridge overnight.
It’s that simple! In the morning, the seeds will have swollen up and taken on a jelly-like consistency, as they absorbed the liquid. You can then top it with speed fruit for a filling and nutritious kick start to your day.
This also works really well as a dessert, as the jellyish consistency of the seeds is slightly puddingy. It’s rather yummy!
If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, add a teaspoon of Sweet Freedom Choc Shot (1/2 syn) which makes this 1 syn total. (It’s totally delicious, by the way!)