A couple of weeks ago, I sang the praises of chia seed, and offered some suggestions on how to use it to whip up a tasty, nutritious breakfast pudding. (I hope you've tried it.)
Since then, I discovered that chia isn't just breakfast food. With a few modifications and embellishments, a simple "breakfast pudding" can be transformed into a sexy Valentine's Day dessert!
1. Place coconut milk, 2/3 cup strawberries, vanilla, and sweetener of choice (if using) into a blender. Blend until ultra smooth.
2. Measure liquid and, if necessary, adjust chia seed amount to maintain a 1:4 ratio.
3. Place chia seeds in large bowl. Pour liquid mixture over seeds and stir until combined. Let sit 5 minutes and stir again. Transfer pudding into four serving dishes. Cover and chill for a couple of hours.
4. Before serving, garnish with slices of fresh strawberries and drizzle with chocolate which has been melted with coconut oil at low temperature.
Enjoy! And if there's any left over the next morning, it makes a pretty special breakfast! ;-)