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.
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.