When I’m in a hurry, which is often, I skip breakfast instead of eating, which is a bad habit. Then, I’m starving at lunch and tend to overeat. Chia seed pudding, for example, can be made the night before; it takes 5 minutes to make breakfast the next day, and I’m satisfied until lunch.
If you are looking for a simple chia seed pudding recipe, you have arrived. Chia seed pudding can literally be made in 2 minutes.
WHAT ARE THE SIMPLE INGREDIENTS NEEDS FOR CHIA SEED PUDDING?
- Coconut milk (not canned; in a carton) or use any plant-based milk of choice
- Coconut yogurt
- Chia Seeds
- Maple syrup
- Vegan granola of choice ( I used Engine Vanilla and Blueberry Granola)
- Dried fruit(I used dried blueberries )
HOW TO MAKE YUMMY CHIA SEED PUDDING
First, you mix the chia seeds and the coconut milk or any plant milk and put it in the refrigerator. The next step is to do nothing but wait until morning. Next, you add two ingredients, stir, add fresh fruit and a little granola, and breakfast is done.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT CHIA SEEDS AND CHIA SEED PUDDING?
Despite their small size, chia seeds pack 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and 18% of your daily calcium requirements. In fact, these little seeds are said to aid in digestion, weight loss, and help with clear complexions.
According to Healthline, these tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch.
A one-ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains (1):
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDI.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDI.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDI.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDI.
- They also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine), and vitamin B2.
This is particularly impressive considering that this is just a single ounce, equalling 28 grams or about two tablespoons. This small amount supplies only 137 calories and one gram of digestible carbohydrate.
Interestingly, if you subtract the fiber — most of which don’t end up as usable calories for your body — chia seeds only contain 101 calories per ounce (28 grams).
This makes them one of the world’s best sources of several important nutrients, calorie for calorie.
To top things off, chia seeds are a whole-grain food, usually grown organically. Plus, they’re non-GMO and naturally free of gluten.
CHOOSE TOPPINGS WISELY; NOT ALL GRANOLA IS CREATED EQUAL
For this chia seed pudding recipe, you have a choice to eat chia seed pudding in its original texture, or you can blend in a blender for a smoother pudding texture. I personally prefer it blended.
Also, I chose a sprinkle of Engine Granola and a combination of strawberries, bananas, and dried blueberries. But, remember, when choosing granola, be careful to read the ingredients. A lot of granola has honey, butter, and other non-vegan products. And, a lot of granola is extremely high in sugar, fat, and calories. If you follow a low-fat plant-based diet, I suggest Engine 2 Granola.
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