I made a new discovery this week: chia seed pudding.
I saw the recipe on Skinnytaste and knew I had to make my own version.
1 c almond or coconut milk
2T chia seeds
1t Mexican vanilla
1/2c fruit of your choice (I used raspberries, banana, strawberries, or mango)
Combine first 3 ingredients in a mason jar and shake until combined. Let rest 15 minutes and shake again (this is easy to do while making your lunch for the next day). Store in fridge over night. Add fruit in the morning and enjoy!
This breakfast kept me full until lunch all week.
Here is why YOU should be eating chia:
Chia is gluten free.
It is super high in dietary fibre, making it great for digestion and healing digestion issues.
It contains 20% Omega 3 ALA, making it a super food for the brain and heart. Chia has eight times more Omega 3 than salmon!
It boasts 20% protein.
The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids.
It is high in antioxidants (It has a four times higher ORAC value than blueberries).
Chia contains five times more calcium than milk.
Chia contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges.
It contains three times more iron than spinach.
It contains twice the potassium content of banana.
It is food for healthy skin, hair and nails.
It has a positive impact balancing blood glucose levels (making it awesome for diabetics).
Speaking of obsessed, have you read Mika Brzezinski's new book titled Obsessed? It is on the list of books of I would love to read this summer.