Chai Seeds are the most amazing little things, I had no idea! I gave my friend a little taste of this pudding and she asked me about Chia Seeds and what goodness they packed, of which I had no idea. I have only used Chia a couple of times before prior to making this pudding. After Nic quizzed me about Chia Seeds, I thought that I had better educate myself about these little babies.
Here are 12 very interesting facts that I discovered about Chia Seeds:
- Chia is super high in dietary fibre making it fantastic for digestion.
- Chia has eight times more Omega 3 than salmon, making it a superfood for the brain and heart!
- Chia is great for your nails and hair.
- Chia contains five times more calcium than milk and seven times more vitamin C than oranges.
- The protein in Chai is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids.
- Chia contains three times more iron than spinach.
- It is gluten free.
- Chia contains twice the potassium content of banana
- Chia has a positive impact balancing blood glucose levels
- Contains essential Minerals; calcium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, potassium and Vitamins A, & B12
- They absorb more than 17x their weight in fluid, hence not needing many for the pudding.
- Interestingly I also learnt that Australia is one of the largest producers in the world.
Now back to the pudding, which by the way as you will see is ridiculously easy to make.
3 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 cup of coconut milk or almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 cup of blueberries
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 small pinch of sea salt
Stir together all of the ingredients listed in a medium glass bowl and refrigerate for a minimum 2 hours, however over night is preferable. Stir occasionally. I found that the pudding became thicker and softer the longer I left it in the fridge. Top with blueberries and enjoy for breakfast, a snack or serve in fancy glasses as a dessert.
It keeps in the fridge for a number of days.
Chia seeds are magical. You can sneak them into so many things for added nutritional benefits!
They are aren’t they! I am excited to try them in a smoothy or juice next.
Thank you! Saved me from investigating 🙂
Reblogged this on sassyandpaleoish and commented:
oh my this looks delish.