Chia Pudding

Chia pudding

Chia pudding is my new favorite breakfast and my almost three year old girls love it too!  I’m grateful that my aunt introduced me to it when one of my girls a few months ago when was experiencing constipation.  Chia seeds are loaded with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated fat (good fat) and fiber.  They also contain calcium, maganese, magnesium and phoshorus.  The fiber is what will keep you regular or help to ease  any constipation issues that you may be having.  It’s paleo, vegan and very easy to make!  It serves as a nice easy snack as well.

Here’s the recipe.

– 8 ounces of plant based milk (I use hemp, but any plant based milk will work.)

– 4 tablespoons of chia seeds

Pour the chia seeds into the milk and stir. Let sit for about a minute and stir again.  Let it sit for about another five minutes and stir it again.  You want the chia seeds to be evenly distributed throughout the milk.  If it hasn’t started to gel by now, stir it again and let it sit for another couple of minutes.  Once it has started to gel and the chia seeds are evenly distributed throughout the milk, cover it and place it in the fridge for at least an hour, or you can let it sit overnight.

Have fun with the toppings.  Some of my favorites are hemp seeds, blueberries and cinnamon.  Enjoy!

(Tip:  You can make more or less chia pudding by increasing or decreasing the milk by 2 ounces and chia seeds by 1 tablespoon. Example: 10 ounces of milk and 5 tablespoons of chia seeds or 6 ounces of milk and 3 tablespoons of chia seeds.)

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