Chia Puddings & the benefits

Lets talk Chia Puddings... they have been around for a long time now, but I really do believe they are such an underrated breakfast or snack to grab and go. Chia puddings take a whole 2 minutes to make, you can prepare a weeks worth and just have them in the fridge ready to go. And they have an abundance of health benefits and nutrients. So let's take a minute to look at all the goodness these little seeds hold:

  • Chia seeds are amazing for providing sustainable energy 
  • They are jam packed with fibre 
  • Are a great source of good fats and protein
  • Contain Magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, potassium, Vitamin B3, B1 and B2
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • High in omega 3 fatty acids

Seriously the list goes on but I will stop there.

Ingredients: Makes 1 pudding

  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds (black or white)
  • 1 cup filtered water (Try 3/4 if you don't like them too runny)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of protein (I use Raw Amazonia Cacao or Vanilla)

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl or jar place all the dry ingredients in and mix with a spoon until well combined. 
  2. Add the water and mix well. 
  3. Place in the fridge for 2 hours. 
  4. Once the water has absorbed and a jelly like consistency has formed it is ready to eat.
  5. You may need to stir it one more time before eating

Note:

  • You can add any flavour to your chia puddings. The one above is always my standard flavour and then I mix up flavours by adding cacao powder, macca powder, different fruits, or like the photo above banana nicacream.  
  • I personally make mine in jars so I can take them on the road with me. 
  • If I am traveling, I will place all my dry ingredients in the jars and then add water when I get to my destination.