No-bloat Chia Pudding
If oatmeal or other grains make you feel bloated, welcome Chia to the rescue! You're going to LOVE this super-easy recipe, and it will feel really nice and soothing in your tummy.
One of the great things about this recipe is that you can quickly prep the ingredients before you go to bed, and it will magically be ready for you in the morning!
Aside from the fact that Chia seeds are easy to digest, they have a huge nutritional quotient! They're considered to be a superfood, and provide high energy and endurance, among many other benefits. Studies have recently discovered that the benefits of Chia are much more than was previously known.
Chia seeds are rich in fiber, omega-3 fats (a great way to help balance the omega 3-6-9 ratio in your diet), high in antioxidants, protein, vitamins and several key minerals. They help to boost your metabolism, help to burn belly fat, are great for your skin, bones, heart, and help you build muscle.
There are so many benefits to Chia seeds, it's no wonder they've become so popular with health conscious folks (and hopefully, now YOU!)
And, they are a really FUN ingredient! They swell up when placed in liquid (they absorb up to 10 times their weight when placed in water) creating a really unique consistency and texture, which is why this pudding is so great!
Remember, you can add Chia seeds to a lot of your recipes, salads, smoothies, etc. to enjoy their super powers. (HINT: Try adding a teaspoon into a pitcher of lemonade!)
This particular recipe uses Chia seeds almost exclusively.
Ready for it?
1/4 c. Organic Chia seeds
1 1/2 c. Home- made Almond Milk (see recipe) or other nut milk.
Dash of cinnamon
3-5 drops Vanilla Creme Stevia Drops (or English Toffee)
Organic fruit and nuts of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, banana, nuts, coconut, etc.)
Simply hand-stir the Chia seeds with the nut milk in a large bowl, cinnamon and Stevia.
Place in fridge over-night.
Really? That's it?
Well, almost. Now the creative part begins. It's time to decorate!! And you can do it in so many creative ways!
Place cold pudding in a bowl and add cut fruit and almonds or walnuts on top. Have fun with it!
Or, if you really wanna get creative, you can layer pudding and fruit and top it off with nuts in a glass (or in a mason jar the night before, and take it with you for a to-go breakfast!)
Photo by Ash Edmonds
Or add some homemade granola, seeds and nuts and some blueberries on top. Sky's the limit!
Photo by Ash Edmonds
Enjoy! Please let us know in the COMMENTS BELOW if you've every tried Chia in this way or if you have some other fabulous recipe variation we might all enjoy!
Thanks for reading!