Chia seed benefits are quite significant. They’re packed with antioxidants, fiber, calcium, manganese and healthy fats, like Omega 3’s. This means they’re great for digestion (and keep things moving), they’re great for heart health, they help balance blood sugar and they’re great for bone health.
Chia seed pudding can't be beat for an easy and healthy breakfast. Use coconut milk or nut milk for a delicious dairy-free, vegan option. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, depending on the number of people.
Yield: 1 serving
1/2 cup almond milk, cashew milk or coconut milk, (or more for thinner texture)
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
fresh fruit, nuts and seeds
1. Add the chia seeds and milk (along with optional sweeteners) to a bowl or jar and stir together. Let sit for 10 minutes, then stir again once the seeds have started to gel.
2. Cover the bowl or jar and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Chia seeds can also be made overnight for breakfast the next morning.
3. Stir the chia pudding before serving and add your favorite fruit, nuts, seeds and spices.
Calories: 134 kcal
Carbohydrates: 10 g
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 8 g
Potassium: 97 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Calcium: 301 mg
Iron: 1.9 mg
Recipe courtesy of: downshiftology.com