How are you?
It is freezing cold here in Pennsylvania .
A trip to Florida is looking tempting right about now!
So, today I have a simple, quick, and chocolaty yummy recipe to share with you that is calcium-rich.
As you may know, Prednisone is an enemy to our bones.
I, for one, have had a sharp decline in my bone mass since I started on the "Roids", causing moderate to severe Osteoporosis.
As discouraging as this is, I know that I have to keep fighting to keep my bones as healthy as I can.
Therefore, I spend a lot of time trying to incorporate calcium into my diet (a subject for another day).
My sister shared a great snack and dessert recipe that accomplishes this goal well. Thanks, Lori!
If you have spent any time investigating calcium sources, you will find that Chia Seeds supply a great non-dairy amount of calcium.
Chia seeds are a super healthy additive to your diet. Read here to find out why.
I have used Chia Seeds on salads, in smoothies, and as a thickener for soups. But as a dessert, I could not imagine that it would be very tasty.
However, I was wrong.
Pudding made from Chia Seeds can be quite delicious!
So without further adieu, here is the recipe for Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding.
Just so you know, I used (hot) almond milk instead of water to make this recipe higher in calcium. I like to use a little less fluid than is called for in this recipe. I use 1 1/2 cups hot milk (instead of the 2 cups recommended). I also am not a fan of Stevia, so I substitute pure honey or maple syrup (I use 1/4 cup). Recently, I exchanged frozen (thawed and drained) cherries for the dried apricots, and it was delish!
I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!