Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chocolate Chia Pudding (Dairy, Gluten/Grain and Refined Sugar Free)

Chia seeds, known for their role in the "chia pets" are also super food for our bodies.  This antioxidant is rich in Omega-3, protein, fiber and much more.
One way our family enjoys this seed is by making it into a pudding.  One of our favourites is chocolate,  however it is also delicious with pure vanilla or almond flavour.


Ingredients (for 2-3 people)
  • 1/2 cup ground chia/salba seeds (white or black) *
  • 2 tablespoons raw cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or rice milk 
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave, honey or pure maple syrup


Directions
  1.     Mix all ingredients together and let sit for at least 40 minutes to thicken.


* * you can use whole chia seeds as well however I have heard that ground has less risk of sticking to the insides of your digestive tract.



3 comments:

  1. Let sit... where? Fridge?

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    1. Good question, if you are eating right away you can just let it sit on the counter to thicken or if it is for later the fridge would be best.

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  2. Good sharing, for healthy purpose, Chia seeds offer the highest volume of Omega-3, as well as addition fiber (soluble and insoluble) along with vitamins or perhaps minerals you don’t usually get whenever you take sea food oil. Chia seeds giving you long lasting energy during the day moving in deep, restful sleep during the night time. May read this article about Chia seeds at:
    http://kidbuxblog.com/chia-seeds-is-the-most-extremely-versatile-superfood-and-vegetarian-supply-of-omega-3/

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