No, not from a chia pet, but I believe the seeds in the pets and the ones you eat are the same thing.
I’ve been meaning to try them since Nathan and I did our raw foods experiment about a year and a half ago. No idea why we didn’t get around to it then, when we were trying so much other unusual stuff. As far as raw foods recipes go, it’s one of the easiest things to prepare.
Chia seeds are supposedly super nutritious, being a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, and calcium.
Read some more info here on the wikipedia site.
So in the past year and a half I’ve seen chia mentioned consistently on different food blogs and have had a few recipes printed out for ages meaning to try making some sort of sweet pudding with them.
There’s really not a reason I put it off for so long – I knew they were available in the bulk section of my co-op, they’re not prohibitively expensive ($15.99/lb., but 2 tablespoons makes a good sized serving), and the recipes are super easy.
Just goes to show how hard it is sometimes to get out of your routine and try new things!
Sweet Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
-2T chia seeds
-1/2 cup plain soy milk
-little splash vanilla extract
-drizzle of agave (maybe 1 teaspoon?) Honey or any sweetener would work just as well.
Mix everything together and let sit on the counter for about 20 minutes or until thick. It’ll be really watery at first, but it will thicken into a tapioca pudding consistency.
My review: Uhhh, so/so. The taste was good, not too sweet, but I didn’t love the texture. I expected it to be more like tapioca, but the seeds still had a little crunch and I just didn’t love it. I’ll use the rest of the bag I bought but don’t see it becoming a regular purchase. Unless I try a chocolate recipe next time and it changes my mind!