Chia Seed Pudding

I’m not a huge pudding fan (unless its banana pudding!) and honestly, the first time I tried soaked chia seeds in GT’s Kombucha, I was not that into it.. to say the least. So, the fact that I am basically in love with this recipe surprised me! It is SO delicious and one of the easiest things I’ve ever made.

Here’s how I made my version:

Chia Pudding (makes one serving)
4 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup almond milk (coconut and cows milk can also be used)
2 tablespoon honey (raw & unfiltered is best)

Optional Toppings:
Fruit
Nuts and Seeds
Cacao nibs or powder
Maca


Mix the chia and milk together in a cup or small bowl. Stir very well and refrigerate for about 30 minutes (the longer it soaks the better, but 30 min. about does the trick)  After the first 15 minutes give the mixture a stir, because chia seeds are known for clumping together. When your done waiting, add the fruit of your choice and drizzle honey on top!  I like to add bananas, raspberries and blackberries to mine.

If you don’t have time to prep in the morning, let the seeds soak overnight and you’ll have an amazing breakfast waiting for you upon awaking!

 

Below are some great benefits of Chia Seeds:


Diabetes:Chia is being studied as a potential natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion.

Get More Fiber:Just a 28-gram or one-ounce serving of chia has 11 grams of dietary fibre — about a third of the recommended daily intake for adults.

Fight Belly Fat :Chia’s stabilizing effect on blood sugar also fights insulin resistance which can be tied to an increase in belly fat.

Antioxidants:Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer. The high antioxidant profile also helps them have a long shelf life. They last almost two years without refrigeration.
Stock Up On Omega-3:Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, with nearly five grams in a one-ounce serving. These fats are important for brain health

Pack In The Protein :Chia seeds also make a great source of protein for vegetarians and don’t have any cholesterol. One 28-gram serving of these super seeds has 4.4 grams of protein, nearly 10 per cent of the daily value.

Stronger Teeth And Bones :A serving of chia seeds has 18 per cent of the recommended daily intake for calcium, which puts your well on your way to maintaining bone and oral health, and preventing osteoporosis.

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