Chia seeds are known to reduce food cravings because they fill you up because they absorb 10 times their weight in water. Chia seeds are a good source of fiber BUT be sure to consume a LOT of water as they can clog you up if you don't drink enough water.
- 1/4 cup organic
- 2 cups fresh almond milk, or, when I’m pressed for time, I use the
- 2 tbsp agave nectar or honey
- 1/4 tbsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Mixture of nuts and seeds: toasted sunflower seeds, toasted flaxseeds, roasted pumpkin seeds
- Fresh chopped fruit
- Dollop of coconut cream (optional)
Place chia seeds in large bowl (they expand with liquid)
In separate container, combine almond milk, agave nectar, vanilla extract, and salt
Whisk in the liquid into the chia seeds and set aside on the counter. Whisk it every couple of minutes for the next 7 minutes or so. When the chia seeds begin to swell up and absorb the liquid, you can then cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator.
After about 30 minutes, serve pudding in little dishes and top with fruit, nut and seed mixture, and a dollop of coconut cream.
If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to make this or you simply want to have a chia seed snack on hand that is both filling and nutritious, try my absolute favorite protein bars. are the best I’ve found on the market. They’ll hold you over on a long road trip or give you a boost during a long workday. Be careful they do melt and, if you buy the ones with chocolate in them, they can be kind of messy but still delicious all the same and vegan too!
Sodium: 48.94mg | Calcium: 130.69mg | Vitamin C: 0.75mg | Vitamin A: 42.25IU | Sugar: 5.56g | Fiber: 2.29g | Potassium: 71.37mg | Calories: 67.21kcal | Fat: 2.78g | Protein: 1.49g | Carbohydrates: 9.43g | Iron: 0.63mg