I digress. If you read any health food blogs you've probably heard about chia seeds and all of their wonderful health benefits. But are these the same chias that grow the Afro on the infamous Barack Obama Chia Pet? Turns out, they are. All I know is that chia seeds are delicious and nutritious and can be added to many food items (such as granola or cereal or yogurt) to boost its healthfulness. Case in point: I just made ooey-gooey fudge with chia seeds in it. Yep. The holiday staple has taken on a healthy twist. Sort of. Here's the recipe:
Vanilla Chia Seed Fudge (recipe from this blog):
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
This fudge is rich, chocolatey, and crunchy in a seedy sort of way. Kind of different. Definitely good. Possibly healthier than normal fudge. But probably not by much. It's the holidays, though, so who cares?
In other news, my BlogShop class is today! Eeeek. I am nervous. I hope I catch onto PhotoShop quickly. I hope my fellow classmates like me. I hope I learn a ton and remember how to do it all once the class is over.
Get ready. This class is going to revolutionize my blog. I hope!
Have you ever had a Chia Pet? Nope. Not me. When I told Lee they had made an Obama Chia Pet, he was like, 'We have to get one!' Maybe I'll just make him eat chia seeds instead.