Chia Pudding

This recipe is made to yield 4 servings. You are going to layer your pudding into a parfait with fresh fruit, ground flaxseed, hempseed, sometimes a good quality granola or dried mulberries  Some days are more creative than others but making this pudding and getting more soaked chia seeds into your diet starts now. These little seeds deliver massive amounts of nutrients with very few calories. Impressive fiber, protein, calcium magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids provides sustainable energy and antioxidants. Chia seeds are one of the richest sources of ALA omega-3’s available. Research shows that post-menopausal women convert ALA at much higher rates. The phytoestrogens in flaxseed help reduce the frequency of hot flashes. Hemp seeds may also help regulate hormone imbalances and the inflammation associated with menopause.  Almost all the carbs are fiber for you still worried about carbs. Embrace the superfood.

Ingredients

4 servings:
1/2 Cup of organic chia seeds. There are white and black versions.
*2 Cups of almond, coconut, oat or flax milk. Look for dairy-free mails with no fillers (guar gum and oils)

Instructions

That’s all it takes for chia pudding. The trick is to incorporate the milk and chia and to mix well. A whisk is your best option here. Break up the chia and mix in the milk for the best possible soaking outcome. Wait 5 minutes before you refrigerate and stir again to make sure you break up the seeds properly. The milk should plump up the chia seeds for an overnight effect that results in a pudding-like quality. Adding a little less milk will give you a thicker pudding.

Soak overnight and enjoy.

*If you need to add in some sweetness, try adding a banana to the mix and blend before adding to your chia seeds. Getting creative is easy once you have mastered the base. You have to find the ratio that suits you. Any fruit will do if you can puree the fruit into the milk prior to soaking the seeds. Use a frozen Acai blender mix and incorporate that liquid in with your milk. Make sure you can stir the pudding and its not too thick prior to refrigerating overnight.

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