No I am not talking about the weird little plant head we got as kids. We can eat those little seeds to. Chia seeds are rising in the health food industry. They are being used everywhere and on everything. Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to the mint. They are very nutritious too. Authority Nutrition states, “
- Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories
- Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants
- Almost All The Carbs in Them Are Fiber
- Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein
- Due to The High Fiber and Protein Content, Chia Seeds Should be Able to Help You Lose Weight
- Chia Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Chia Seeds May Improve Certain Blood Markers, Which Should Lower The Risk of Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes
- They Are High in Many Important Bone Nutrients
- Chia Seeds Can Cause Major Improvements in Type 2 Diabetics
- Chia Seeds Can Improve Exercise Performance as Much as a Sports Drink
- Chia Seeds Are Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet”
That being said, people often don’t know how to incorporate them into their diet, here is a perfect recipe if you are new to this new superfood.
Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding! 6 ingredients, naturally sweetened and #vegan #glutenfree
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OVERNIGHT CHOCOLATE CHIA SEED PUDDING
Simple, 6 ingredient chocolate chia seed pudding that’s naturally sweetened and so thick and creamy. Simple, loaded with nutrients and perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Dessert, Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
1 1/2 cups (360 ml) Almond Breeze Almond milk Original Unsweetened
1/3 cup (63 g) chia seeds
1/4 cup (24 g) cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
2-5 Tbsp (30-75 ml) maple syrup if not blending (can sub 5-9 dates, pitted if blending)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
1/4 tsp sea salt
optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Add all ingredients except sweetener to a mixing bowl and whisk vigorously to combine. If not blending (which I preferred!), sweeten to taste with maple syrup at this time. If blending, you can sweeten later with maple syrup or dates.
Let rest covered in the fridge overnight or at least 3-5 hours (or until it’s achieved a pudding-like consistency).
If blending, add to a blender and blend until completely smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed. Sweeten to taste.
Leftovers keep covered in the fridge for 2-3 days, though best when fresh.
Serve chilled with desired toppings, such as fruit, granola or coconut whipped cream.