Chia Seed Pudding
I love Chia pudding! It's a healthy breakfast or snack made with zero added sugar and full of healthy fats! It's delicious, quick, easy and you can make it in a variety of flavours, for both snack or breakfast meal prep. You can make it for a few days, you can keep it in the fridge in jars and serve them when you want it.
Chia seeds were very popular among the Aztec and Mayan civilization, back in the day. And since only recently, it became popular and known as a superfood and consumed by health conscious people everywhere on earth.
Here I've made two of my favourite jars. One is with cinnamon, honey and raspberry and the other one with cocoa, peanut butter, honey and banana. Both with almond milk. I must say they are delicious and very nutritive, and I really want you to give it a try!
How can you flavour your chia pudding:
- vanilla extract
- cocoa powder
- peanut butter
- banana or berries
- maple syrup
What you need for 1 portion
- 200 ml milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cocoa
- banana, berries or any fruit you like to top it
What you do
1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the chia and then add the chia seeds at the end and stir. Then stir again after 5 minutes and then again 15 minutes after that.
2. Store it in the fridge for 3-4 hours before eating or best chill overnight.
3. When it's ready, top it with some berries, bananas or any fruit you like.
Benefits and facts about Chia Seeds
- they were known for their ability to provide energy to the Aztecs and Mayans;
- Chia word is the ancient Mayan name for "strength";
- full of nutrients good for your body and brain;
- these little seeds contain high levels of omega 3 and other fatty acids;
- they are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories;
- they have 5 times more calcium than cows' milk;
- 7 times more vitamin C than oranges;
- strengthens the immune system;
- rich in energy-enhancing fibre and increases stamina;
- healthy skin, hair, nails, bones and teeth;
- 4 tablespoons of chia seed has 8g of protein
" A healthy outside starts from the inside! " ❤️