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Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

By June 30, 2017 No Comments

CHIA PUDDING RECIPERemember the chia pet commercials? Same thing! Those are chia seeds! They sprout into microgreens, which you can add to salads or sandwiches, or just eat plain. They are similar to alfalfa sprouts in taste and texture. When eaten dry, chia tastes like a poppy seed. It is dense, small and has a crunch. Soaked chia seeds absorb liquid and become very plump, sweet and soft.

Chia seeds are considered a “superfood” and are loaded with healthy benefits.

One ounce (28 g) serving of chia seeds contains 9% of the recommended daily value for protein, 13 percent of oil and 42 percent of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber.

Chia is a rich source of essential minerals including phosphorous and manganese as well as calcium and trace amounts of sodium and potassium, which all keep vital organs functioning properly.

Chia seeds also contain healthy antioxidants which may prevent cellular damage.

The chia seed is a rich source of Omega-3, and in fact, has more Omega-3 than flax seed. Omega-3 fatty acids support brain and heart function, promote healthy skin and hair and may prevent and treat certain mild types of depression.

Sprinkle chia seeds onto salads, soups, oatmeal, and yogurt. I add to into my smoothies too!

Chia absorbs 9-12 times its weight in water and can make a delicious pudding. Try my favorite recipe below!

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Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
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If you love pudding this is an awesome healthy alternative. This recipe is versatile so feel free to experiment. Try coconut milk or hemp milk in place of the almond milk. Add pumpkin spice seasoning in place of the cinnamon or get crazy and add BOTH! I will always encourage you to PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! Add this recipe to your meal prep list. It's a winner!
Servings Prep Time
4-5 servings 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-5 servings 5 minutes
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Print Recipe
If you love pudding this is an awesome healthy alternative. This recipe is versatile so feel free to experiment. Try coconut milk or hemp milk in place of the almond milk. Add pumpkin spice seasoning in place of the cinnamon or get crazy and add BOTH! I will always encourage you to PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! Add this recipe to your meal prep list. It's a winner!
Servings Prep Time
4-5 servings 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-5 servings 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. I like to blend all of the ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Then I pour them into small jars with a lid. The pudding takes maybe 5 minutes to prep. Let the seeds do their thing overnight or at least a few hours to set.
  3. The pudding will keep for about 5 days in the fridge, so if you whip a batch up on Sunday, you'll be good to go for the week! EASY!
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