Monday, 28 July 2014

Chia Seed Pudding

I have finally jumped on the chia bandwagon! Chia has been trending for a while now in the health world, and I can sure see why.... it is a super ultra superfood!

Chia seeds originate from Guatemala and Mexico. This ancient super seed has it all. It is a great source of omega 3 (great for vegetarians vegans), high in dietary fiber, which is great for digestion, and is also high in protein, calcium and vitamin c!

Here are more reasons why chia is amazing for you:

1. Chia is gluten free

2. It is super high in dietary fibre, making it great for digestion and healing digestion issues.

3. It contains 20% Omega 3 ALA, making it a super food for the brain and heart. Chia has eight times more Omega 3 than salmon!

4. It boasts 20% protein

5. The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids

6. It is high in antioxidants (It has a four times higher ORAC value than blueberries)

7. Chia contains five times more calcium than milk

8. Chia contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges

9. It contains three times more iron than spinach

10. It contains twice the potassium content of banana

11. It is food for healthy skin, hair and nails

12. It has a positive impact balancing blood glucose levels (making it awesome for diabetics)

13. Chia makes a great egg replacement. Just combine with water to form a gel, and add it to recipes that call for egg.

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Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

2 cups light coconut cream or coconut milk (one 400ml can)
1/4 cup chia seeds (I used white)
1 tablespoon coconut sugar or agave or honey (to taste)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, container or jar (pref one with a lid).

2. Set aside in fridge for at least two hours, or leave overnight (the longer the better).

3. Once the seeds a have been soaked, add more dairy free milk if need be.


- Mix in sliced banana and strawberry
- Chocolate Chia Pudding - add 1-2 teaspoons of cocoa or cacao powder.
- Berry Chia Pudding - blend in berries of your choice.

Chia pudding is great for breakfast, dessert or anytime you feel like a sweet treat. It reminds me of the yummy Chinese tapioca and coconut milk dessert but 100x healthier for your body!


Kim xx

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