Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen!

Today I am making a delicious quick and easy on the go meal that can be used as a breakfast or a snack using (mostly) chia seeds!

Chia seeds are packed with fiber and high omega-3 content, which may help in the prevention of numerous diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions. Omega 3 also helps to boost your energy and mood throughout the day.

Chia seeds also contain high amounts of phytochemicals and flavonoids, which can help in cancer and autoimmune disease prevention.

Did you know the benefits of increasing fiber in your diet? Here are some of the amazing benefits:

  • Blood sugar control: Soluble fiber may help to slow your body’s breakdown of carbohydrates and the absorption of sugar, helping with blood sugar control.
  • Weight loss and management: Fiber supplements have been shown to enhance weight loss among obese people, likely because fiber increases feelings of fullness.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Fiber may provide some relief from IBS.
  • Gallstones and kidney stones: A high-fiber diet may reduce the risk of gallstones and kidney stones, likely because of its ability to help regulate blood sugar.
  • Stroke: Researchers have found that for every seven-grams more fiber you consume on a daily basis, your stroke risk is decreased by 7 percent.
  •  Protein: Chia seeds are a quick and easy-to-use source of protein, healthy fats, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Chia seeds pack a punch at  4.4 grams of protein per 1 oz of chia seeds! Chia seeds also contain all nine amino acids in proper ratios, making them a form of complete protein.

 

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Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

INGREDIENTS
¼ cup chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ tsp stevia
1/4c fresh berries

INSTRUCTIONS
Whisk all ingredients together in a medium size mixing bowl. Let it sit out on the counter  and soak for 20 min, stir well (as it will settle), then refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator and mix in fresh berries prior to serving.

 

References:

http://www.articles.mercola.com

http://livewell.jillianmichaels.com

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