5 Reasons to Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet

There isn’t anything more delicious than a creamy pudding. Unfortunately, most puddings are high in sugar that cannot only encourage weight gain, but inflammation as well.

Chia seed pudding is a very healthful swap for unhealthy traditional pudding!  It is decadent, creamy and can be used as a snack, for breakfast or even dessert.  Dr. Lori Shemek is back with another delicious alkaline recipe!

 

5 Reasons to Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet

Why are chia seeds so healthy?

Here are the top 7 reasons to add chia seeds to your diet:

  • Chia seeds are loaded with healthy omega-3 fat
  • They are high in fiber – boasting 11 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons
  • These delicious seeds also have 4 grams of protein per serving
  • Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants
  • Chia seeds are an alkaline food – protecting you from disease
  • Help to raise ‘good’ HDL cholesterol
  • They keep hunger and cravings away – keeping you feeling fuller, longer

 

Coconut Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

 4 tablespoons chia seeds

1 cup coconut milk

8 drops vanilla liquid stevia

Strawberries, blueberries or other fruit for toppings

 

Directions

  1. Add ingredients to a single serving glass mason jars or bowl.
  2. Let settle for 2 minutes and mix with fork to remove and prevent clumping
  3. Cover the jars or bowl and store in the refrigerator at least 7 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready to eat, top with your favorite fruit or berries. Enjoy!

 

*Chia seed pudding can be stored up to a week in the refrigerator.

*You can use any type of milk or sweetener you prefer

 

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