If you’re looking for a healthy and filling snack, try this gluten-free chia seed pudding recipe packed with essential nutrients and minerals that will leave you feeling full and energized until your next meal.
What are chia seeds and why should you eat them?
Chia seeds date back as early as the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations. It was believed that the seeds gave warriors extra energy and endurance in battle.
Chia seeds are versatile and can be used in many different foods and products from eggs to health drinks. When added to liquid, chia seeds expand and form a gel-like substance.
We asked Katie Di Lauro, registered dietitian nutritionist from Nutrition By Katie about the benefits of eating chia seeds and chia seed pudding.
“Chia seeds are an impressively nutrient-packed seed rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants while also providing fiber and important minerals. What this means for our health is that chia seeds can increase our satiety, help decrease inflammation, lower blood pressure and provide minerals that support bone health. Of course, all in combination with a balanced and healthy lifestyle.”
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe:
Prep Time: 2 min
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
Place chia seeds and almond milk into an air-tight container and mix until combined. Place in the refrigerator for one hour minimum or overnight for best results.
Garnish with slivered almonds, dried cranberries and honey.