Chia seeds are a superfood – they are high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and many other nutrients. They are also high in a very unique fiber – that is hydrophillic – meaning it soaks up a lot of liquid, creating a gel. This gel helps to keep us hydrated, give us energy, and slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. Great for athletes, and anyone looking to boost their energy, endurance, and overall health. Chia seeds make a delicious, nutritious and easy to make – pudding!
1 cup coconut or almond milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup fresh or frozen organic blueberries, or pomegranate seeds or other berry
2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts or hemp seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract (and/or cinnamon)
optional – a drizzle of honey
Stir chia seeds and vanilla into milk, put in refrigerator for 10 mins*.
Top with blueberries, nuts, and a few drops of stevia or a light drizzle of agave (if using), serve.
*If you would like to serve it warm, warm up milk in a saucepan, stir in chia seeds, take off heat and and allow to sit and soak up milk for 3-5 mins. Top with cinnamon and nuts or hemp seeds – serve.
Great for breakfast, a snack or dessert!
Make ahead idea:
Put all the ingredients in a glass container before bed, give it a stir, cover and put into refrigerator. Ready in the morning for breakfast or to take to work for a snack.