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1. Gather the ingredients

Chia mixture:

  • 1 big banana or 2 small ones
  • 4 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of almond milk (or other cow-milk alternative)

Toppings:

  • 2 tbsp whole raw almonds
  • 2 tbsp of raisins

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2. Mash the banana

Cut the banana in small chunks and mash it with a fork.

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3. Get the chia seeds ready

Get 4 tablespoons of tiny chia seeds.

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4. Mix

Mix the seeds, smashed banana and almond milk letting the seeds absorb the juices. Mix energetically and place in the fridge overnight or for at least an hour, to thicken.

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5. Activate the seeds

Place the almonds and any other seed you might want to add in a glass of filtered water and soak. You can leave them under water overnight, for a few hours or minutes, depending on your time and the size of the seed. This will make them softer and it will be easier to absorb all their nutrients.

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6. Take out of the fridge and add the toppings

Take the banana and chia mix out from the fridge and see how the chia seeds have grown, absorbing the banana and almond milk juices. You can always add more almond milk if you want to thin it out or if it’s too thin, add more chia seeds. Garnish with chopped almonds and raisins, or add other seeds, vanilla drops, maple or cinnamon for a sweeter flavor.

Photos Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots