Let’s talk chia pudding! If you haven’t tried this healthy recipe before, now is the time!
It starts with chia seeds, tiny little black seeds (from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to the mint) that are packed with nutrition.
To give you a bit of history, Chia seeds were already used back in the days by the Aztecs & Mayans to raise & sustain their energy level. In fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”
In the last couple of years, Chia seeds exploded in popularity by all the health gurus all over the world and are now among the healthiest foods on the planet.
The benefits of chia :
Loaded with nutrients
Fiber: 11 grams.
Protein: 4 grams.
Fat: 9 grams
Also contains a lot of magnesium - calcium & phosporium.
They are the best sources of several important nutrients, calorie for calorie.
Rich in antioxidants
Explanation: "Antioxidants play an important role in overall health. They are natural compounds found in some foods that help neutralize free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are substances that occur naturally in our bodies but attack the fats, protein, and the DNA in our cells, which can cause different types of diseases and accelerate the aging process." source
Very high in fiber.
The amount of carbs in chia seeds is essentially only fiber.
Which is very good for your blood sugar levels, increases satiety, and amazing for your gut health. Chia seeds are the world’s best fiber resources
Very high in protein.
They contain almost 14% of proteins, which is very high in combination with other plants.
Thanks to the amount of the high amounts of protein, fiber, omega 3 fatty acids & antioxidants this will lead to different beneficial elements.
Reducing the risk for a heart disease
Reducing blood sugar level, what means you will have fewer "spikes" in your blood sugar levels. High fasting blood sugar levels are often symptoms of diabetes type 2.
Reduce chronic inflammation
Now over to the recipe of our mango chia pudding!
With this easy & healthy recipe, there’s no excuse for that sugar-filled bowl of cereal anymore.
No fancy cooking gadgets, no whisking on the stovetop, no baking required.. and it can be prepared in less than 10 minutes!
What you need:
100gr Chia seeds
Alpro Mango plant-based yogurt alternative with no added sugars
Water (to cover up the chia seeds)
Honey or other sweeteners
Fresh or frozen blueberries for the topping
Cover your chia seeds with water
Stir together your chia seeds and water until it thickens into a pudding. (The more water you will add, the more liquid your consistency will be).
Once the mixture is well combined, add the Alpro Mango to the mix and stir
Top it off with some extra Alpro Mango and blueberries (fresh or frozen)
A perfect healthy breakfast or snack, or to give your brunch that perfect little “extra” touch.
The kind of indulgence that will leave you feeling satisfied, satiated and so energized for your day!
Enjoy & share with friends & family!
See you soon.