It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We love it. But amidst the holiday parties, vino, Christmas cookies and hot chocolate, it’s inevitable to emerge from the cheer feeling a tad chunky. Now, we’re not ones to say no to dessert (we’re Swiss – chocolate’s in our blood), nor would we be so rude as to not sample each of the hostess’ sweets at every party we’re invited to. Instead, we temper the weekend’s cinnamon rolls and ginger scones with clean eating during the week, always striving for a little holiday balance. So, when your roommate or colleagues look at you with poorly veiled disgust as they eye your mason jar filled with an unidentified gelatinous matter, look them square in the eye, be proud of your weird eating habits, and rattle off the benefits of ch-ch-ch-chia seeds: high in antioxidants, calcium, iron, potassium, omega-3s and protein. Then be sure there are no slowly expanding chia seeds stuck in your teeth as you dish out your next dose of sass to the donut-eating skeptics.
Combine ingredients in a mason jar, stir well
Refrigerate overnight (or at least 2 hrs)
In the morning, marvel at the pudding-like consistency that’s formed
A few hours later, marvel again at how full a breakfast of little chia seeds has kept you