Vanilla Chia Pudding made with 4 simple ingredients!
This summer I fell in love with these little seeds, when soaked in liquids the texture is very interesting, they taste good, and more importantly, these seeds are really good for your health!!
“Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, antioxidants, and protein. These little seeds have the highest-known percentage of omega-3 among plants. Chia seeds are an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and copper. They have six times more calcium, eleven times more phosphorus, and five times more potassium than milk. Chia is so enriched with antioxidants they can be stored unrefrigerated with no concern of the oils going rancid. The most important antioxidants in chia are chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, myricetin, quercetin and kaempferol flavonols. These antioxidants are more effective than both vitamin C and E in their protective qualities. A serving of chia seeds is three tablespoons or a little over an ounce and provides 140 calories, 10g of fat, 14 g of carbohydrates, 12g of fibre and 5g of protein.”*
There are many health benefits from regular consumption of Chia seeds, these include:
- Reduces cholesterol
- Stabilises blood sugar
- Supports health digestion/detoxification
- Regulates blood pressure
- Improves sleep
- Helps lose excess weight
- Lowers risk of heart attack
- Controls food craving
Plus much more!!
This recipe is very simple, and trust me you will LOVE the texture!! It’s great for a healthy dessert especially when you’re craving something sweet, top with fresh fruits (I used pomegranate seeds!) and enjoy!
- 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- Place all ingredients in a Mason jar, cover tightly and shake.
- Refrigerate for at least 50 minutes or longer.
- Serve with fresh fruits and enjoy!