Many of you have already heard of this wonderful superfood, chia seeds, and you may have already tried it. But if you have not yet given a shot at incorporating these seeds into your diet, and making these easy and delicious recipes that I am about to share, I strongly urge that you do. Chia pudding makes for a healthy and delicious breakfast, snack or dessert.
I'm telling you, I have shared my basic Chia Pudding recipe with many friends and clients, and everyone has quickly become addicted to it. It's so easy to make, it's filling and delicious.
First I want to share a bit about the key ingredient, and why it's important for your health...
Do you have any digestive issues? Cholesterol concerns? Heart concerns? Are you catching a cold? Want to build more muscle? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you should be eating chia seeds!
Chia seeds are packed with Omega-3’s, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, and antioxidants - that help you lower cholesterol, reduce your risks of heart disease, build muscle, and improve your bowel movements.
They're also packed with phytonutrients that boost the immune system, support bone-building health, and improve hair, skin and nails.
Lastly, because of the high protein and fiber content in each small serving, chia seeds will suppress your appetite by making you feel full, therefore a great tool for weight-loss!
In my opinion, the KEY to making the introduction of chia seeds into your diet a GREAT one, is learning how to make Chia Pudding. Chia seeds will act like sponges, absorbing about 12 times their volume when exposed to water/liquids, which is why they easily create this pudding-like texture. And with these recipes that I will share with you, you'll quickly see how simple yet delicious chia pudding can be. Enjoy for breakfast, or a smaller portion is great for dessert or a snack.
I personally have chia pudding almost every day - it’s literally transformed my life because instead of craving processed desserts, my body literally craves chia pudding! How could it not?
Give these recipes a try, and let me know what you think. Have these instead of your usual sugary granola bars. Or start substituting your processed chocolate bars for some chia pudding made with raw cacao powder. If you like these recipes and want more, please give me a shout as I have many more to share!
Love and Chia Pudding,