A couple of weeks ago I posted a delicious Chocolate Chia Pudding on Instagram that I made and promised that I would share it with you.
According to The Chia Co chia seeds are the richest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants. Chia is referred to as Nature’s Complete Superfood because it is very high in nutrition that is essential for a healthy diet including Omega 3, dietary fibre and protein as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Chia is a gluten free Wholegrain.
Chia is a wholegrain food because it contains all components of the grain; the Bran, Germ and Endosperm. There is a constantly growing body of evidence that the consumption of wholegrain foods leads to better health. Research also shows that eating wholegrain foods can help lower the risk of being overweight and lower the risk of diet related disease such as diabetes and heart disease. Many of the important nutrients are located in the outer layer ‘the Bran’ which is why wholegrain foods are so important.
The amazing thing about Chia as wholegrain food is that it contains such a high amount of fibre, protein and Omega 3 as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The protein is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino acids which is very rare for a vegetarian source of protein.
Chia is the only wholegrain that you can eat raw exactly as it comes from the plant without removing the husk, milling, processing or cooking.
2 tbs chia seeds
1/2 cup coconut water (or nut/coconut milk)
1 tbs cacao powder
1 tsp cacao nibs
1 tsp raw honey (or maple syrup)
1 tsp shredded coconut
1 tsp almond butter
A handful of blueberries
1. Combine chia seeds and coconut water and stir well. Let it sit for about 10 minutes while the seeds soak up the water, stirring a few times to avoid clumping.
2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
3. Allow the mixture to sit and thicken to your desired consistency.
4. Serve with blueberries, cacao nibs and Coyo yogurt (or as you wish!)
Recipe via The Wellness Warrior