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Basic Chia Pudding - Foodie Fridays

Here's my much requested Chia pudding recipe!! Tastes just like tapioca pudding but it's so good for you!! I make this a few times a month in a big batch as a quick meal or snack food for the kids and I.
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
6 tbsp Chia seeds
2 tbsp sweetener of choice (I use stevia or coconut sugar)
1 Tbsp of Vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in jar. If after an hour mixture is ridiculously thick add some coconut milk just a splash at a time to thin out a bit. I go back every so often to reshake and check consistency. I like it semi thik (not complete jell but not watery) is edible after a few hours I sometimes can only wait that long but is best overnight.
This is a basic recipe that can be adapted which is how I prefer it so we can add whatever we like, fruit, jelly, nut butter, granola, etc. 

Chia Info:

1. Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories

A 1 oz serving has 
Fiber: 11 grams.Protein: 4 grams.Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).Calcium: 18% of the RDA.Manganese: 30% of the RDA.Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.

2. Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants

3. Almost All The Carbs in Them Are Fiber

An ounce has 12 carbs but 11 of those are fiber

4. Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein

5. Chia Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

They have more omega 3s gram for gram than Salmon 
6. Chia Seeds Can Improve Exercise Performance as Much as a Sports Drink

7. They are great to aid in weight-loss and easy to incorporate into your diet!!!


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