I began another 21 day purification journey this past Tuesday, which means tasty, new cleanse-friendly recipes! Most of our recipes on the blog are cleanse-friendly but it can be tricky to make a dessert that doesn’t have any offending ingredients and still tastes like a treat. I have seen a lot of chia seed pudding recipes online and decided to make a super simple version and see how it tastes. It came out really good! This recipe not only has just five ingredients but it also contains chia seeds, which have many health benefits.
Chia seeds come from a flowering plant in the mint family that’s native to Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds are most commonly known as a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber but have many other health benefits.
A one-ounce serving of chia seeds contains:
- 11 grams of fiber, which helps us stay fuller longer, avoid food cravings, and slows the absorption of of sugar into the blood
- 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain and heart health
- 18% of the recommended daily intake for Calcium and 27% of the daily intake for Phosphorus, which helps to maintain healthy bones
- 30% of the recommended daily intake for Manganese, which is important for bones and allows our body to properly use other essential nutrients like biotin and thiamin
- 4.4 grams of protein
You can add chia seeds to any food since they don’t have any flavor. My favorite way to incorporate them into my diet is in smoothies. Add one tablespoon to your meal and you will be set!
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup Organic Chia Seeds
- 1 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Raw Honey
- Add all ingredients into a glass dish and mix until everything is incorporated. Cover so that the dish is air tight.
- Place in fridge for 3 hours and stir every hour or store in fridge over night.