Chia pudding, we love it! Light, easy, filling and very healthy. In short, a breakfast to (and for) our hearts 🙂
Chia pudding is made on the basis of chia seeds and a liquid (water or milk) to mix and then let it warm up in the fridge.
The Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia seed comes from the plant Salvia hispanica L., and was once an important food crop in Mexico and Guatemala. It was used as early as 3500 B.C. Chr. grown as a food source and sacrificed to Aztec gods in religious ceremonies. (source)
Chia seeds are a source of:
- omega 3
It is itself that they contain the highest plant-based Omega 3 fat content, an excellent source for vegans and for anyone who wants to include a little more Omega 3.
What are the benefits to your health:
- High in antioxidants: antioxidants are substances that can protect cells from free radicals. In fact, they make the impossible possible: they slow down aging signs, resulting in younger-looking skin, healthier hair, and may even reduce the risk of cancer.
- They have an impressive amount fibers : you stay full longer and it’s good for your intestinal flora!
- Omega 3: the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids are so numerous; such as improving sleep, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, fighting depression and so much more! This article gives you the main, proven, benefits of Omega 3: read the article
- They contain proteins : for people who don’t eat meat, finding protein-rich foods can be tricky. Chia seeds can certainly contribute to this! There are 4 grams of protein in a 2 tablespoon serving. Combine that with peanut butter on oatmeal and you’ll start your day with a full load of energy!
- Source of calcium : Believe it or not, but chia seeds contain more calcium per 100g than most dairy products. Not eating dairy can change your life. If you do eat dairy, combine it with yogurt for an extra dose of calcium. Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly.
Convinced of the benefits? Let’s go!
Ingredients (1 serving)
What do you all need?
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup (250ml) unsweetened plant milk (almond, oat or coconut)
- 1 heaped tablespoon natural yogurt (vegetable or plain)
- 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 bag Granopops Berry
- A handful of red fruit of your choice
If you want to add nuts or dried fruit, you can do that too of course.
How do we make our breakfast?
- Add chia seeds, milk, yogurt and sweetener to a bowl or jar. Mix until everything is well blended.
- Mix several times during the first 5 minutes to avoid forming lumps.
- After that time, cover and put in the fridge for at least 1 hour –> we recommend leaving it in the frig overnight (make it in the evening and voila no more work in the morning)
- The next morning (or after 1 hour), add the bag of Granopops and the fresh berries of your choice
TIP: Don’t like the texture of chia pudding? Then blend it well in a blender after step 1 so that the chia seeds are mixed in.