Rich, creamy, and filling…you have to try this delicious, easy-to-make sugar-free chocolate chia seed pudding recipe!
Make it the night before and store it in the fridge for a ready-to-go breakfast. Easy peasy.
Looking for a great afternoon snack this will hit the spot without the afternoon sugar crash. Um yes, please!
Chia seeds will keep you feeling full until dinner and quell your sugar cravings without being harmful to your health.
All About Chia Seeds
If you haven’t already heard, chia seeds are being touted as one of the most nutritious, powerful “superfoods” on the planet.
They are an excellent source of fiber, loaded with antioxidants, full of protein and the richest natural source of Omega-3.
The chia seed, (Salvia hispanica L.), is a tiny seed with a lot of muscle. Each seed contains roughly 34% oil, 25% dietary fiber and 20% protein. The remainder of the seed is composed of important trace minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and iron.
Most of the oil within the tiny whole chia seed is heart-healthy ALA Omega – 3 and easily digestible.
They are easy to eat, tiny whole grain that can be consumed in many ways and by people of all ages.
Chia Seed powerful health-building benefits:
- Super-energizing for increased endurance and sustained energy
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Stabilizes blood sugar
- Reduces cravings for sweets and junk foods
- Improved mental focus and concentration
- High-quality protein promotes lean muscle mass
- An ideal superfood
- Super-hydration and electrolyte balance
- Supports healthy elimination and detoxification
There is no need to grind up chia seeds in order to eat them. Sprinkle them on cereal, sandwiches, salad, soup, smoothies, cottage cheese, oatmeal or just about any other food.
Their taste is so mild that it hardly affects the flavor of the food it is being added to.
They have a shelf life of over 5 years because of their high concentration of antioxidants that keeps them from getting rancid.
The chia seed has been around for a long time. It was a staple of the Aztec diet.
Warriors relied upon the seed for nourishment during battle. It is hydrophilic, or water-loving and can hold up to ten times its weight in water, aiding in hydration.
They’re great for your health and are an easy way to make everything you eat more nutritious.
Do yourself a favor and give chia seeds and this chocolate chia seed pudding recipe a try!
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