Chia Pudding -- Well maybe not the remedy for everything but certainly a remedy for quick breakfasts, cravings, weight loss, hormone balancing, constipation and other digestive problems, mid-morning brain fog, inflammation, and more. The secret is in the healthy fat of the coconut milk but also the omega-3 essential fatty acid of the chia seed and also it's high fibre.
Sooooo easy to make. Always keep some on hand, especially for times when you want to binge on junk food - have chia pudding instead!
Chia Pudding Recipe (Basic)
Makes approximately 4 servings
1 can organic coconut milk
or 2 cups liquid coconut milk
1/4 cup chia seed (1/2 cup if you like it thicker)
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Add any extra flavourings (see opposite). Allow it to set in the refrigerator overnight until the chia seed has gelled.
You can get really creative with this recipe. To the basic recipe you can add such yummy things as frozen or fresh berries or other fruit, dried fruit, raw cacao powder or raw cacao nibs, pecans, unsweetened coconut shreds, matcha powder, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin pureé, or replace half the coconut milk with swiss decaf coffee if you're a coffee fan (the less caffeine the better for your adrenal glands).
For an extra protein boost for breakfast or weight loss, add 2 Tbsp almond butter. It won't look as pretty but your metabolism will love you.
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