Can you imagine that , waking up and have ready on your fridge your breakfast high in protein , fiber and healthy fats made with only two ingredients ? So today I’ll share with you the quick and super easy way to make it on your own .The only thing you need to do is to prepare the chia pudding from the previous night in order for the seeds to have enough time to absorb the milk and release their kind of jelly quality and their nutrients .
Before proceeding to the recipe , let’s share some of their benefits and facts .
- They are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron and calcium .
- A 28-gram, or 1-ounce, serving of chia seeds also contains 5.6 grams of protein.
- Mixed with water, they can replace egg in vegan cooking.
- Chia seeds can be eaten cooked or raw, but they should be added to another food or soaked before eating.
Also foods that are high in fiber help people to feel full for longer, and they are usually lower in calories. Increased fiber intake and a high fiber diet have been shown to help with weight loss.
Chia seeds contain nearly 5 grams of fiber per tablespoon , and their high levels of omega-3-fatty acids and alpha-linoleic acid may be useful for weight loss. The seed can also be consumed as a gel when mixed with water. This causes it to digest more slowly in the body, potentially preventing hunger for a longer period .
- A cup of no sugar almond milk (you can use any type of milk vegan or not )
- 4 tablespoon of chia seeds
(The ratio is everything . What I found that works best is 2 tablespoons of chia seeds for every half cup of milk ) You will need a mason jar and then you add the milk and the chia seeds , mixture them well and put it on the fridge overnight . I didn’t add any sweetener because of my personal taste but you can add honey or for vegans agave or maple syrup .The good thing with the chia pudding is that it’s easy to grab it in the morning and take it with you at the office or at the college . Also you can keep it on the fridge for up to 7 days so you can have jars for the whole week . Once the seeds have absorbed the milk in the morning you can add the toppings of your choice , like fresh fruits , shredded coconut , chocolate , peanut butter , cinnamon and different kind of seeds .
In my case I added some fresh blueberries and blackberries , and some frozen gooseberries , red currants and crushed hazelnuts .
Well this is a simple and facile way to have your breakfast ready in the morning and at the same time take advantage of it’s high beneficial quality . I highly recommend you to try at least for once ! Waiting for your feedback .
Eleni Kadigkou XX
Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos