We're all familiar with the ch-ch-ch-chia pets that rose to popularity in the 80's, but did you know Chia seeds are high in essential the omega-3 fatty acids our brains need to function properly and they are also a good source of fiber, antioxidants, Iron and calcium?
"Plant-based foods have long been associated with a reduced risk of many adverse health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality. They have been shown to support a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight."
The evidence is overwhelming, adding a plant based fiber source to your diet can help raise your good cholesterol, while lowering the bad. It can also help your body feel full longer which can aid in weight loss.
The benefits are obvious, but one question remains... how in the heck do you get those tiny little buggers inside you where they can do their job? Well, wonder no more, my friends, say "hello" to overnight chia pudding.
This recipe, if you can even call it that, is so easy and delicious you will kick yourself for not trying it sooner.
In a jar or cup with a lid, combine the following ingredients...
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup low carb or almond milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
2 tsp (or more) vanilla extract
A good dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
Sweetener of your choice, I used Splenda
A small dash of salt
Put the top on and shake, then refrigerate overnight, shaking here and there. (I'm not sure if this step is completely necessary, but it works for me)
This was enough for two servings.
Since the chia seeds are mostly fiber, you can count off most of the carbs, making this an excellent keto breakfast or snack.
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