In need of an easy snack? Grab some chia seeds and almond milk. Chia seeds pack a lot of nutrients–omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids are the “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke. The almond milk gives you dose of protein. Here’s the basic recipe:
1/4 c of chia seeds
1 c of almond milk
3 tbsp of honey
Refrigerate for a minimum of 15 hours, stirring at least once.
Now here are a couple of tasty ways you can add healthy flavors to your chia seed pudding.
Substitute almond milk with coconut milk. Add 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa butter, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a dash of cinnamon to mixture before refrigeration. When ready to eat, top with 2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes and enjoy!
Top with a fresh mixture of berries (blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries, strawberries). If you only have frozen berries, add to mixture before refrigeration. Another option is to blend the berries and add pureed berries to recipe before refrigeration.
Add 1 tbsp of All Spice (cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg) and 1/2 cup of pure pumpkin to base recipe. Top with whipped cream if you have a sweet tooth!