A tiny little superfood that packs a big punch
For such a tiny little seed, chia packs a real nutrient punch. They have been known for their health benefits for centuries.
Chia seeds are an amazing source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and have amazing health benefits
Chia seeds are prized for their ability to provide sustainable energy and have been a food staple in both the Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with native tribes of North America. In fact, chia is the ancient Mayan word for strength. And better yet, the mighty chia seed can aide in weight loss due to the high amount of soluble fiber it contains.
One of my favorite ways to use chia is to make a chia pudding. It's super easy to make and can make a nutritious breakfast or snack. I hope you will give it a try!
Chia Seed Pudding
½ cup chia seeds 2 cups almond or coconut milk 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw cacao (optional) 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Blend almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and cacao (if using) until creamy and smooth. Pour into bowl, stir in chia seeds and chill for an hour or more. Will keep up to 3 days. Great as is or topped with fresh berries or chopped nuts.