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By: Allegra Egizi
Chia seeds, although often overlooked, are a nutritional rockstar packed with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, fiber, and protein. This simple and delicious recipe is perfect for anyone who wants a light--yet still really nutritious--breakfast or dessert!
1.) Combine chia seeds and milk in a mason jar or small container. Stir until evenly mixed together.
2.) Add vanilla extract and honey and mix completely.
3.) Cover and place mixture in the fridge for approximately 6 hours (or until pudding has solidified & the chia seeds formed a tapioca-like texture).
4.) When ready to eat, stir well, making sure to incorporate any clumps of chia. Add optional toppings and enjoy!
A Few More Words about our Superfood:
Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet. Just 1 ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and 5g of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids (more than salmon!). These little seeds are also an excellent source of free-radical fighting antioxidants to help decrease aging and cancer risk.
Another reason to transform this superfood into a pudding? Chia seeds absorb up to 10 times their weight in water, meaning they can actually help you stay hydrated, too! Prep two or three jars at once and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days for a fueling breakfast, healthy snack, or light dessert! Enjoy :)
Balanced Nutrition for Health & Performance.
I'm Lexi, a Certified Sports Dietitian and Yoga Instructor. I work with individuals, teams, and groups to find fuel and balance within their diets for health and performance.