Chia Seed Pudding
Looking for a healthy and satisfying treat? Look no further! Chia Seed Pudding is so easy to make and satisfies your craving for something sweet and creamy.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. And for any of you women who are struggling with hormonal weight gain or menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, adding more omega 3 fatty acids to your diet will help. Chia seeds are also found in BodyDesigns Two-Week Detox Plan in the morning shake as they add not only healthy fat to the breakfast but fiber, protein and lots of micronutrients.
Flax seeds will also add similar nutritional value however they do not have the same properties as chia seeds. Chia seeds have a unique way of absorbing fluid and becoming a natural thickening agent. This ability to thicken allows them to be used as an egg substitute also and of course in this recipe and many others they are used for this very purpose. I personally think they are much easier on the gastrointestinal tract than flax seeds also.
For this recipe below, the combinations of flavors are endless. Try making Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate, Carob, Vanilla or Peanut Butter flavored Chia Seed Pudding. The recipes below will outline the Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie. To make Vanilla, Carob or Peanut butter use the Chocolate Chia Seed recipe and substitute carob, vanilla extract or powdered peanut butter. For another delicious way to use chia seeds check out my Chia Seed Milkshake recipe.
Enjoy this treat on BodyDesigns Two-Week Detox Plan as another snack option.
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
1. In medium size mixing bowl combine chia seeds and milk. Allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes or more so it starts to thicken.
2. Add chocolate and stevia and use a whisk to mix it together.
3. Pour into 4 equal servings (I use small glass bowls).
4. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
Fat: 6 g
Carb: 8 g
Fiber: 7 g
Protein: 4 g
Pumpkin Pie Pudding
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cashew, almond or coconut milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. ginger root
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. salt
A dash of stevia or to taste
1. In medium size mixing bowl combine chia seeds with milk. Allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes or more so it starts to thicken.
2. Add pumpkin puree and vanilla to chia seed mixture and combine well.
3. Add the spices and stevia to the chia seed mixture and use a whisk to combine it together well.
4. Pour into 4 equal servings ((I use small glass bowls).
5. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
Fat: 5 g
Carb: 6 g
Fiber: 6 g
Protein: 3 g
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