In the year 2000…everyone will eat bowls of slop that are nutritionally dense.
After persuading N to eat this chia pudding, he boldly called it “future food” because he thinks this is what people in the future will eat on a regular basis. In researching the nutritional content of chia for this post, I actually found this article that does call it the “food of the future”. Plus, this weekend I saw Prometheus (which takes place in the future) and I swear in one scene, someone was eating chia oatmeal. And movies don’t lie.
Chia seeds are indeed packed with lots of good stuff and this dish is tasty and easy to make. All I do is mix 2 tablespoons of chia seeds with about 1 cup of almond milk, some cinnamon and a touch of maple syrup or agave in a jar and leave it in the fridge overnight. This is a larger batch that I made.
In the morning, the chia seeds have soaked long enough to get semi-soft and gelatinous, creating a pudding-ish type consistency. In fact I have made chocolate chia pudding before (click here) that is equally delicious.
I’ve been topping it with different fresh fruits in the morning and having it for breakfast. It is a great way to start my day.
What do you think might be some far off future food trends?