Chia Seed Berry Pudding

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Last Reviewed 02/13/2015

Chia Seed Berry Pudding

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. In addition, chia seeds are rich in fiber, with the 2 tablespoons in this recipe giving  you 1/3 of your daily recommended fiber intake.

Chia seeds are also rich in minerals such as 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 as 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 sliced 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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