Chia Pudding Recipe
Chia seeds are a superfood and a great source of calcium, Omega-3s and antioxidants. They also hold many times their weight in water, creating a natural “gel” that provides energy and nutrition. Not only are they gluten/grain free naturally, but when I heard that one tablespoon of chia seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than Salmon, and more antioxidants than blueberries…. I needed to incorporate Chia seeds into my families diet. Also, they contain “Essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, 30% protein, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, iron, iodine, copper, zinc, sodium, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, silicon, and anti-oxidants.” . They were used by the Aztecs, Mayans and Incans as an energy food and for hydration. They were known to give ability to help warriors and athletes maintain energy and hydration during long and strenuous activity.
It’s easy to make this pudding and you can change the variation to whatever you like, get creative! blueberries, strawberry, chocolate, peaches, maybe even Kombucha?
1 cup of chia seeds
2 cups of fruit
Milk of choice ( almond, raw cows, goats, coconut)
I make my chia pudding in Quart size mason jars. Puree your fruit in a blender, add to jar, then add chia seeds and then fill jar to top with milk. Mix and chill for adleast 4 hours plus. You can add honey if you would like but we don’t.