Chi chi chia Magic

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The hidden magic of chia seeds + a delicious chia seed pudding recipe

Even though chia seeds are tiny, they contain a powerful number of nutrients in very few calories. But what makes them so nutritionally valuable?

They contain nutrients including antioxidants, Omega-3, calcium and protein… Yes, I said protein. In fact 100 grams of chia seeds contain 16 grams of protein. That’s almost 30% of the amount of protein I need! Isn’t that incredible? Also, pretty much every gram of carbohydrates in chia seeds is fiber. That means that they’ll keep things moving (if you know what I mean), and they’ll also help you to feel full for longer.

If these great benefits haven’t convinced you yet to give them a go, let me try again with my favorite (and very easy) chia seed pudding recipe!

What you’ll need:

- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds

- 200ml of your favorite plant-based milk

- Fruit: Get creative. Use fruit to naturally sweeten your pudding. I go with kiwi fruit and bananas.

- 1/2 teaspoon of raw cocoa powder (optional – but I recommend it to make your day brighter)

How to do it:

Simply mix the chia seeds with the milk, raw cacao power and fruit in a pot and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Next morning, add a splash of milk to your taste and enjoy your delicious and nutritious chia seed pudding! It really is that simple.


Contributor

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Ana González de Sousa

Ana is a 21-year-old Translation student and a social media savvy vegan keen to share her plant-based passion. She believes that this lifestyle is something we can all learn from, something we can spread and teach, and, most of all, something that can bring us joy.

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