Chia Pudding is so FUN! Did you know that one-ounce serving of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein? To get that much finer, you would have to eat 11 cups of raw spinach, 2 cups of cooked broccoli or 4 cups of cooked zucchini. They only contain 101 calories per ounce. Chia seeds are NOT considered a superfood! However, they are LOADED with many awesome health benefits including: they are loaded with antioxidants, almost all the carbs in them are finer, high in omega-3 fatty acids, high in bone nutrients, reduce blood sugar levels, and reduce chronic inflammation. Do you have a special recipe that includes chia seeds? I would love for you to share!
- Add the chia seeds and milk (along with optional sweeteners) to a bowl or jar and stir together. Let sit for 10 minutes, then stir again once the seeds have started to gel.
- Cover the bowl or jar and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Chia seeds can also be made overnight for breakfast the next morning.
- Stir the chia pudding before serving and add your favorite fruit, nuts, seeds and spices.