An extremely easy cold chia seed cereal. A great change-up from eggs on the ketogenic diet. Healthy omega-3's and fiber from the chia seeds, and little bit of protein from the almonds.
Why do I love this chia cereal recipe? It literally could not be easier. All you have to do with cold chia cereal is pour, mix, set and forget! (You may have to stir one more time to get the chia seeds mixed and absorbing the milk properly, but no big deal!)
While I actually prefer walnuts in my chia cereal, I don't always have them on hand. Walnuts are a softer nut, so they go with the consistency of chia cereal. I always have almonds on hand, so I don't have to run to the store for a special ingredient. Almonds, even after a night soaking in the milk, keep a crunchy consistency. However, I absolutely love the flavor of almonds, so it's not a big deal to switch them out.
How To Make It
- Chop the almonds into quarters or smaller. If you have slivered almonds all the better!2. Pour in the chia seeds.
3. Pour in the almonds milk and all other ingredients.4. Mix everything together with a spoon. Make sure to scoop out the chia seeds that try to clump to the edges and bottom of bowls. They won't want to mix, so you have to get into the crevices of your container4. Put in the refrigerator and let the chia seeds absorb the liquid! Once it has set for the necessary amount of time (30 minutes to overnight), mix again before serving!
As you can see, the chia seeds absorb the liquid and form a gel like consistency. They will still have a little bit of a crunch to them, but I think it makes it more like cereal as opposed to pudding or yogurt. There's a lot of options with chia cereal, so feel free to branch out with flavors you like!