Chia seed pudding is an awesome alternative to oatmeal. Packed with protein, fibre and omega-3 fats, chia seed pudding makes a terrific nutrient-dense breakfast.
Are chia seeds on your weekly menu?
If not, here are three reasons you want to include them ASAP.
* Weight for weight, chia seeds contain more fibre than nuts, corn, barley, rice and even oats,
* They are an excellent source of calcium, providing 40% of the recommended intake per 50g serving and,
* An excellent source of omega-3 fats; chia seeds contain more omega-3 fats than flaxseeds.
Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free, vegan and ketofriendly. You can use them as an egg substitute, add them to baked goods, or use its ground flour in your pasta recipe. Chia seed pudding is a great, nutrientdense breakfast alternative to oatmeal. If you’ve never tried it, here’s a simple recipe:Print
A nutrient-dense alternative to oatmeal
- 50g chia seeds
- 250ml unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
- 50g raspberries
- 1 teaspoon mixed seeds
- 1 teaspoon dessicated coconut
- 2 tablespoons Greek-style soy yoghurt
Combine chia seeds, vanilla extract, milk and maple syrup (if using) in a medium bowl. Cover with cling film and leave to set overnight or for 4 hours at least.
Top with fruit, seeds, dessicated coconut and yohurt and enjoy!
Omit maple syrup if you’re diabetic or on a keto diet.
- Serving Size: Serves 1
- Calories: 296kcal
- Sugar: 4.3g
- Fat: 22.4g
- Saturated Fat: 2.5g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Fiber: 23.6g
- Protein: 14.2g
Keywords: Chia seeds