My new favorite thing: chia seeds. Loaded with antioxidants, these fiber-rich powerhouses provide a boatload of healthy vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-prepare little package.
Chock-full of good for you Omega 3s and protein, enjoying a chia pudding snack in the morning is an excellent way to fuel you up for your day, and by keeping you feeling satiated for longer, is ideal for weight maintenance. I also enjoy it as a healthy dessert or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
This chia pudding is such a cinch to whip up. It comes together in a couple of minutes, and it’s ready to go for the entire week.
I love the creaminess of coconut milk for mine, but you can use any milk, alterno-milk or liquid you prefer. To keep this keto, just omit the sweetener and top with nuts for an extra boost of healthy fats and protein.
I always have an assortment of dried fruits, nuts and seeds on hand, so I can mix up the toppings for new flavors every day to keep things interesting.
~Mango & Toasted Coconut w/ Macadamias
~Goji Berries & Banana Chips
~Dried Blueberries & Cocoa Nibs
You can also use fresh berries and fruits, purees, nut butters and jams. Comment below with your favorite flavor combos.
Thank you, chia seeds, for making mornings a bit easier and a whole lot tastier.
3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Cup Liquid
Sweetener of choice (I use ½ Tbsp Maple Syrup)
¼ tsp vanilla (I use Mexican vanilla because it’s delicious)
Combine all ingredients and stir until seeds are evenly dispersed. Divide into containers (mason jars work wonderfully), top with a lid and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Keeps for up to a week in the refrigerator.