I have been playing with chia seeds lately (I know, I’m late to the party), but this little beauty is a powerhouse.
A one-ounce (28 grams/about 2 Tbsp) serving of chia seeds contains:
Fiber: 11 grams.
Protein: 4 grams.
Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s).
Calcium: 18% of the RDI.
Manganese: 30% of the RDI.
Magnesium: 30% of the RDI.
Phosphorus: 27% of the RDI.
They also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.
They are also high in antioxidants. Antioxidants fight the production of free radicals, which can damage cell molecules and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.
They are also incredibly easy to incorporate into your diet. This little pudding recipe is a prime example, and it doesn’t not disappoint.
CHIA SEED PUDDING
Recipe = 1 serving
8 oz almond cashew milk
2 scoops vanilla plant protein (mine is a blend of pea, hemp, and quinoa)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/4 c blueberries
1/4 c raspberries
Shake and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Feel free to put your own spin on it. Try different protein powders, add different fruit, etc.
I’ve been enjoying them in the evening as a dessert, but they also make for an easy grab-and-go breakfast if you’re in a rush.
Whip a few of them up, and make sure to use the hashtag #liftandlovelife so I can show you some love.