Chia seeds are an excellent source of all sorts of nutrients, including omega 3 fatty acids. However, as discussed here, the seeds need to be milled for the body to absorb the omega 3 fats effectively. A chia shot is made using milled chia and is therefore a great source of plant based omega 3.
A chia shot is basically chia pudding but without the frogspawn texture. I mix 1 tbsp milled chia with about 200 mL plant milk. You can make the shot thicker or runnier by tweaking the amount of liquid. Unlike chia pudding, chia shots don’t need to sit in the fridge for ages. You can make them and slurp them up straight away.
I make chia shots using unsweetened plant milk, usually cashew. You can use homemade cashew milk (see recipe here) or you can use a carton. Both ‘Rude Health’ and ‘Plenish’ make fantastic cashew milks that are additive free and contain a high nut content.
To add a touch of sweetness I add a smidge of maple syrup. If you were to use sweetened plant milk you wouldn’t need to include any extra sweetener.
Free from: gluten, wheat, yeast
Nut, soya free: use suitable plant milk
This is a vegan recipe
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- 1 tbsp milled chia seeds
- 200 mL plant milk
- 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
Combine the ingredients and stir, stir, stir until the milled chia plumps up and the mixture thickens.
Drink straight away or refrigerate for later.