Turn a Little Head Into Dessert
|Who knew something this sweet could come from a little head?|
What do Bart Simpson, crocodiles and President Obama have in common? All three have been memorialized as a Chia Pet -- the kitschy terracotta planter thing that sprouts a healthy green coat of the mint-related herb.
Most people think of Chia Pets as a gag gift (or an easy-to-grow plant for those with a black thumb), but chia seeds are actually a good source of fiber, omega 3's and a host of other trendy vitamins and minerals.
Inspired by a taste test at Camelback Inn's Sprouts juice bar, The Virgin decided to be daring and whip up a little chia dessert made with in-season fruit and a free sample of Salba, a white chia supplement available online or at Kroger/Fry's grocery stores.
|The salba seeds before...|
What resulted was a gross-looking gelatinous mixture that stuck together in thick, gloppy clumps. Yum.
If this happens to you, splash in more milk and keep your fingers crossed for better results in a few hours.
|Afterwards, it "looks like the crap they were eating in The Matrix."|
- 1/2 cup apricot nectar
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 6-7 small fresh apricots
- 2 cups vanilla or caramel ice cream
The Virgin's DeStructions:
1. Combine nectar and cream in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Stir in honey. Mix well and simmer for a few minutes.
3. Remove from heat and let cool.
4. Halve apricots with a small knife and remove pits.