Have you got on the chia seed pudding bandwagon?
Well, maybe I should back up:
Have you tried chia seeds?
Do you even know what I’m talking about?
Here’s the thing about this little powerhouses:
They really are busting with nutrition.
Even though a sometimes “scorned title” in the dietitian-world, chia seeds have been crowned a “superfood”.
So what are chia seeds?
They actually come from a flowering plant in the mint family (cool) and they’ve been cultivated for centuries.
The plant is native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala.
Here’s what a whole bowl of the little seeds look like:
And talk about small but mighty!
When you look at the nutritional properties these little guys provide, it’s pretty darn amazing:
2 Tbsp provides:
- 138 calories
- 9 grams of fat
- 7 grams is polyunsaturated
- 12 grams of carbohydrate
- 10 grams of fibre
- 4.7 grams of protein
And although I had heard of chia seed pudding, I did not explore it for a long time.
And I’m so glad I did!
This is a simple way to have a chocolately-fix with a whack load of nutrition too.
Even my hubby loves it!
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
- Mix all ingredients together. Let sit in fridge for about 20 minutes or until firm.
- Serves one.
- You can use any type of milk you prefer