Ch-ch-ch-CHIA! Choco-Chia Seed Pudding that is! Enjoy this decadent and nourishing meal at anytime of day for a boost of sustainable energy and long-lasting satiety!
Let’s talk chia seeds! This nutrient-dense powerhouse is a fantastic addition to the diet because the seeds are full of protein (a complete protein, with all 9 amino acids!!), healthy fats, soluble fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. We get a huge boost of omega 3 fatty acids when we consume chia seeds, meaning they help to support cardiovascular health, reduce inflammation and strengthen cells. Chia seeds are also a great tool when trying to regulate blood sugar levels, they are the perfect way to avoid sugar highs and lows.
Wondering why your chia seeds are slimy? Chia seeds contain a component called mucilage. Mucilage is naturally occurring in some plants, and often it is a core reason why these plants are medicinal. This slimy component can help to support digestive health because this mucilage helps to build integrity in the lining of the gut wall..
You are basically doing your body a huge favor when adding these babies to just about anything you eat!… Check out the fantastic recipe below:
Choco-Chia Seed Pudding
Time: 5 minutes + 20 minutes wait time
Here is What You’ll Need
3/4 cup milk (I used almond from Califia Farms)
4 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Loco Hot Cocoa Adaptogenic Herbal Powder
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
Desired toppings and add-ins (fruits, nuts, cacao nibs, coconut shreds, etc.)
Honey to taste
Here’s What You’ll Do
1. Combine milk, chia seeds, Loco Hot Cocoa, vanilla and salt and mix till well incorporated. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or up to 3 days.
2. Add any toppings, drizzle with honey and enjoy!
I hope this quick and easy recipe makes it into your kitchen this week, you will be happy it did! It just might be your new favorite breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack. Please share this recipe and share your thoughts in the comments below!
Sending big love,