My chia seed obsession continues with this Chocolate Pudding Recipe made with chia seeds. It’s not only full of protein and fiber, it’s also vegan and free of refined sugars.
This one took me a little extra time. It really did need more chia seeds to bind/set. So, instead of 2/3 cup for every 2 cups of liquid, it needs 3/4 of a cup.
You can use any unsweetened milk you like, but I just prefer Califa’ Unsweetened Toasted Coconut and Almond Milk. It’s creamy and has amazing flavor.
Ready to start your chia obsession yet?
Not yet? Well, how about this… A 1 ounce (28 grams or 2 Tbl) serving of chia seeds contains:
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
- They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
This is particularly impressive when you consider that this is just a single ounce, which supplies only 137 calories and one gram of digestible carbohydrate!
There are a lot of claims about the benefits of chia seeds. Do they help you lose weight? Can it cure cancer? Lower risk of Heart Attack? Reduce risk of diabetes? I really don’t know if there’s any truth to any of the claims. But the one thing is certain: It will help you boost your fiber intake while giving you a healthy protein boost.
Ready to try it now?