BASIC CHIA SEED PUDDING


One of my favorite breakfast or dessert recipes is the chia seed pudding. You can make this basic recipe and store it in a jar for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. The best part about this pudding is that you can flavor it as you please. So basically, when you are ready to enjoy it, just add your choice of fruits, flavoring and fruit purees.

I also love adding some nuts like walnuts and pistachios to my chia seed pudding for that little crunch. It is recommended that the nuts should be soaked before consuming for easy digestion. Therefore, I like to add the nuts in the pudding along with the nut milk so that they can soak for a few hours while the pudding in making.


Chia seeds are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to lower the LDL. Also a great source of calcium, which is great for good bone health. When we soak chia seeds for a few hours, they turn into this gel like consistency, which is known to aid digestion as the betaine produced by this soaking process assists in breaking down proteins and fats.

So now that we know a little background about these wonderful & nutritious seeds, lets get into making this yummy treat.


Here's what you'll need.


Medium size jar with lid

3-4 Tbsp organic chia seeds



1/2 a cup nut milk of choice (almond, coconut, cashew or oat)


chopped nuts of choice (I used pistachios in this recipe)


pinch of cinnamon


1 Tbsp Maple syrup or honey



RECIPE


1. Place the chia seeds in dry jar


2. Add nut milk and give it a quick stir


3. Add nuts


4. Add cinnamon


5. Add honey or maple syrup then stir again


6. Close the lid tight and shake well


7. Place the jar in the refrigerator for couple hours or overnight


8. When ready to enjoy, empty in a bowl and add fruits/flavorings of choice