Hi there! If you know me, you know I have tried every new health or superfood product on the market. Very few of them actually become staples in my diet though. A few of my favorites include: flax seeds, coconut oil, braggs liquid aminos, nutritional yeast, and chia seeds.
Chia seeds have amazing nutritional properties including: fiber, Omega-3s, protein, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin B3. Holy SUPERFOOD.
When mixed with liquid, chia seeds can expand to hold ten times their dry weight. When chia seeds absorb liquid, they become a gel-like consistency, which is why people call it “pudding.”
I have tried many chia seed pudding recipes and the best thing about it is that you really can’t mess it up. I have tried it with coconut milk and almond milk, honey, sugar, maple syrup, raisins, bananas, peanut butter, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and more. It is so adaptable.
My favorite recipe:
I use unsweetened almond milk and raw, local honey.
Chia seed pudding is so easy to make. All you do it mix the above ingredients in a big bowl.
Then place the bowl in the fridge for at least an hour. At this point, I like to spoon the mixture into individual serving size bowls (like previously seen in the recipe picture) so they are ready to eat in the morning! This is a great idea if you have guests or have a large family. It is so nice to wake up in the morning with breakfast ready to go. My favorite toppings are sliced bananas, blackberries and a little dollop of peanut butter! This breakfast literally keeps me full until lunch, which is very nice for a snacker like me. I hope you enjoy!!
1. Have you ever made chia seed pudding?
2. If so, what is your favorite recipe?
3. What else do you use chia seeds for? I like to add them in smoothies, protein pumpkin squares, and to top my salads.