Our Chia Seeds pudding is a delicious and deeply nourishing way to start your day. This protein packed combination of super foods can be made smooth and creamy or left with a bit of crunch. It provides highly accessible protein and plenty of omega 3 essential fatty acids. It will also help regulate your bowels and satisfy your cravings for something sweet and creamy.
Chia seeds have been used as a power and endurance food for thousands of years in Mexico and South America. The word “chia” is the Mayan word for strength. Warriors and fleet-footed messengers of the Aztec and Mayan civilisations used chia seeds to keep in top shape. Today they are used by runners and athletes who want a clean healthy source of power and endurance.
Chia seeds help to control blood sugar, reduce sugar cravings and promote hydration. They have an amazing ability to absorb 9-12 times their weight in water. Eating these soaked seeds can help you prolong hydration and retain electrolytes, especially during exertion. When the whole seeds are added to water or other liquids they become gelatinous, forming a delightful natural pudding consistency.
Chia Seeds Pudding Recipe
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1/4 cup dried coconut, shredded & unsweetened
1 cup unsweetened almond, hemp or other nut milk
4 dates, pitted
1/4 tsp. vanilla bean powder
1/8 tsp. powdered ginger
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Add any of the following super food nutrition: 1 Tbsp. cacao powder
Place whole chia and shredded coconut, if using, into a bowl.
Put the almond milk, dates, spices and vanilla in the blender and mix until smooth
Pour the blended milk over seeds, stir and let sit for 10-15 minutes, or overnight in the refrigerator.
Pudding will have a slight crunch after 10 minutes, but will be soft and smooth the next day. Will store for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
Serve cold or at room temperature, topped with fresh fruit, if desired.
You can also enjoy it with a beautiful morning view from our Santosa Restaurant in our Detox Center in Phuket.