Chia Seed Berry Pudding

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/27/2014

This is a delicious and easy to make alternative for breakfast that everyone in the whole family will love. Even the kids will like its sweet taste.

Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids. The omega-3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol. Chia seeds are also rich in fiber, in this recipe of 2 tablespoons you will get 1/3 of your daily recommended intake.

Chia seeds are also rich in minerals like magnesium and phosphorus and full of antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer.

If you are on a gluten free diet, do not worry, chia seeds contain no gluten or grains. They also work as a great vegan egg replacer as the seeds, when soaked, form a gel. The ratio is 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for 15 minutes. Chia seeds are also great for those on a diabetes control diet plan as they help to regulate blood sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. organic white chia seeds
  • 1 cup of strawberry Kefir
  • 4 Slice strawberries, 4 raspberries, 4 blueberries

Instructions:

Mix the chia seeds with the kefir and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes or overnight.

Before eating, add berries.

Now it’s your turn: What other fruits might go well with chia seed pudding?

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