Chia Seed Pudding

These seeds may be small, but they are packed with a ton of nutrients. It is known that the antioxidants, fiber and omega 3’s found in them help promote heart health, strong bones and improve blood sugars. The recipes below are easy and quick and perfect for the on to go!

Benefits of chia seeds:

  • Stimulates weight loss- chia seeds are high in fiber which can make you feel fuller quicker. Fiber helps the digestion system say healthy and regular. Chia seeds also are high in protein which helps with appetite control.
  • Promotes healthy digestion– Fiber stimulates digestion. A high fiber diet can slow down digestion, leading to improved blood sugar levels.
  • Manage blood sugars levels– Chia seeds are a rich source of protein and omega 3’s, the combination of which can help improve metabolic health and stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • Maintain cardiovascular health– a diet in omega 3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation and developing a cardiovascular disease. Chia seeds are known to improve and regulate cholesterol, improve brain and cognitive function.
  • Increases your energy levels– Chia seeds fuel the body and slow down digestion which makes nutrients available for a longer period.
  • Enhance workouts– Chia seeds give the body a natural boost that will enhance workout performance.
  • Rich in protein– Chia seeds help with muscle repair and growth.
  • Boost mood– Amino acids can help people feel calmer and helps with brain production.
  • Excellent source of antioxidants
  • Builds strong bones

Recipes:

Chia Seed Pudding with berries or fruit

  1. Add the milk, chia seeds and sweetener of your choice to a blender and mix for 20 seconds.
  2. Let sit for about 5 minutes and blend again for 20 seconds.
  3. Pour into small glass jars and add berries or any type of fruit of your choice.
  4. Seal with a lid and keep in the fridge until ready to eat (up to 5 days).

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 tsp sweetener of choice like sugar, coconut sugar, agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp homemade vanilla extract.
  1. Add the milk, chia seeds, sweetener of your choice and vanilla extract to a blender and mix for 20 seconds.
  2. Let sit for about 5 minutes and blend again for 20 seconds.
  3. Pour into small glass jars and seal with a lid and keep in the fridge until ready to eat (up to 5 days).

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2-3 tsp sweetener of choice like sugar, coconut sugar, agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  1. Add the milk, chia seeds, sweetener of your choice and cocoa powder into a blender and mix for 20 seconds.
  2. Let sit for about 5 minutes and blend again for 20 seconds.
  3. Pour into small glass jars and seal with a lid and keep in the fridge until ready to eat (up to 5 days)

Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2-3 tsp sweetener of choice like sugar, coconut sugar, agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp peanut butter
  1. Add the milk, chia seeds, sweetener of your choice and peanut butter into a blender and mix for 20 seconds.
  2. Let sit for about 5 minutes and blend again for 20 seconds.
  3. Pour into small glass jars and seal with a lid and keep in the fridge until ready to eat (up to 5 days

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