Bananas Over Chia

Get a taste of the Aztec superfood in the form of a guilt-free pudding courtesy of Bowl Bar, a new vegan food service available on Scootsy.

(Last Updated On: February 27, 2016)

ScootsyBowlBar2MAINRemember those absurd Chia Pets that were all the rage a while ago? Anyone with a watering can and a little too much time on their hands could sprout a furry companion from a terracotta figurine and a handful of chia seeds. The figurines ranged from puppies and kittens to Barack Obama (we kid you not).

The Chia pet trend lies mercifully in the past, but the tiny ebony seeds that powered them are in! They’re in everything from puddings to spreads and energy bars.

So how did chia make its way from furry friend to diet-pal?

The ancient Aztecs that cultivated chia in Mexico and Central America always knew about this secret super food. They revered the chia seeds so highly that they used to offer them to visiting kin members as a sign of special honour. ‘Chia’ is even the ancient Mayan word for ‘strength’. And that’s because these tiny seeds pack a nutritional wallop. They’re bursting with protein, calcium and antioxidants, are low on calories and high in fibre. Can we hear a hallelujah?

Now that we’ve piqued your interest, would Scootsy ever want you to miss out? Shimmy on over to our app (available on Android and iOS) and order a Vegan Chia Seed Pudding from Bowl Bar. In this hefty bowl of heaven, you’ll find locally sourced chia seeds immersed in the creamiest of coconut creams, topped with fresh banana and pomegranate jewels and drizzled with organic agave syrup.

Agave (pronounced ah-GAH-vay) is another Aztec wonder. It’s made from the same plant that gives us tequila, but that’s not the kicker. The pure natural sweetener is a vegan alternative to honey and touted for its low glycemic index, making this a bowl that’s gluten-free, dairy-free and practically guilt free.

Place an order on our app and then settle down with this fresh indulgent treat that wont keep you up counting calories all night.

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