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Indulge yourself with a delicious Chia Pudding

7 September 2017

Chia Coconut Pudding

We are always singing the praises of Chia in the clinic. I will often recommend to patients that they make themselves some easy and delicious chia breakfasts.

A few facts about Chia.

  • Chia seeds are derived from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family.
  • Chia is a Gluten Free grain and is very high in Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • They have outstanding fibre content. Chia’s 34% fibre is higher than that of flaxseeds (linseed) or sesame seeds, and works out to be about 10g in two tablespoons.
  • They are an excellent source of protein, are extremely high in calcium and are also a wonderful source of important minerals like Iron, Magnesium and Zinc.
  • Chia may also help you to feel fuller for longer, due to its high fibre and protein content.
  • Given these impressive nutrition credentials, it’s not surprising that Chia is commonly spruiked as a “super” food!

Enjoy this recipe and let us know about the variations of the recipe you have explored – we look forward to hearing about them.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of chia seeds
  • ¾ cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 piece of fresh seasonal fruit

Method

  1. Stir together ¼ cup chia seeds with ¾ cup almond milk and leave covered in the fridge overnight
  2. Sprinkle over the cinnamon if using before serving
  3. Add 1 piece of fresh seasonal fruit and shaved coconut (optional) to serve

Note: You can use a variety of fruits including other berries and coconut milk instead of Almond milk, or why not try a combination of both?

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