Chia Pudding

Chocolate Almond Butter Chia Pudding

Chia is high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fats. It is an excellent source of phosphorus, manganese and magnesium and a good source of calcium and iron…and it is devoid of sugar!

Chia can be sprinkled on anything and can hold ten times its weight in water so great in smoothies, sauces and puddings. When mixed with liquid, chia quickly swells and gels to create a delicious dish with a tapioca pudding texture.

These puddings can be topped with fruit or nuts and make a wonderful, satisfying snack or breakfast. Chia, like flax, is a good substitute for eggs in vegan baking.

Because chia is high in good fats and protein it is good for balancing blood sugars and is an excellent food for those of us experiencing hormonal imbalances, feeling moody, depressed and tired.

If you are looking for other hormone balancing foods be sure to download this free guide to the best foods for hormonal health.

What you need:

1 cup almond milk (or other nut milk)
2 tbsp cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp almond butter (or other nut butter)
1 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash of sea salt
3 tbsp chia seeds

Toppings:

whole raspberries, blueberries, bananas, mangos, kiwis. orange slices…
a handful of chopped cashews (or other nuts)
a handful of cacao nibs

What you do:

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until a smooth.

Let sit in the fridge for a minimum of 15 min to set the chia.

Once set add desired toppings and enjoy!

Inspired by Precision Nutrition

References:

www.precisionnutrition.com/encyclopedia/food/chia/

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