I’ll be honest, I was really wary of trying chia pudding at first. I thought maybe the texture would be weird, like those bubble teas that were trending not that long ago (maybe they still are, I don’t know?). I can honestly say now that I cast that judgement before I actually TRIED chia pudding!
Why did I wait so long?! So healthy, delicious and easy to make – easily one of my favourite things now .. and the kids love it too!
The wonders of chia are many – they really bring so much to the table (pun intended – haha ;)), especially for keeping women healthy as we age. They pack a massive nutrient load in an itty bitty calorie count – who doesn’t love the idea of that?!
Chia actually means ‘strength’ in ancient Mayan, which is fitting because they punch above their weight in many ways.
2 Tbsp of chia seeds have 5g of omega-3 fats, 11g of fibre, 4g of protein and is packed with bone health nutrients, like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, PLUS delivers antioxidants, zinc, potassium and B vitamins.
Why should you care? The health benefits of chia seeds translate to reduced chronic inflammation, better gut health, less constipation and the potential to help with weight loss and decrease yourvchances of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, etc.
Consider giving chia pudding a try .. it’s super easy!!
This recipe is made with coconut milk and gives it a delicious coconutty flavour, but if coconut is not your jam, then feel free to substitute with almond milk or another dairy-free option.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!
Coconut Chia Pudding
- 2 cups canned coconut milk full fat
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups fresh berries
- Fresh mint for garnish optional
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight
- Serve with fresh berries.
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