Serves 1-2Like all seeds, these nutritional gems are packed with nutrients including protein, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats. What’s most exemplary about chia seeds, however, are these two facts: 1) They provide more plant-based omega 3 fats than any other food (even flax seeds) and 2) They offer a whopping 5 grams of fiber per tablespoon – including a hefty dose of soluble fiber.
1 cup milk of choice (soy, coconut, almond, cow, etc.) or plain kefir
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp. natural sweetener of choice (raw honey, maple syrup, molasses, etc.) or one microwave melted banana.
Whisk all ingredients together in a container. Cover, then refrigerate overnight. The next day, you will have a thick and creamy chia pudding. It will keep 4-5 days refrigerated. Feel free to add any of the following for additional health and flavor: cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, peanut butter, almond butter, any form of berries, nuts, diced apples, or whatever suits your fancy!