Energy Eats: Chia Seed Pudding
Energy Eats is dedicated to healthy, quick snacks that are great for providing instant energy. These recipes are good for breakfast, pre or post workouts or for run down mamas like myself.
I’m obsessed with Chia Seeds lately. There are so many ways to incorporate them into your diet (which I will reveal in a later post) and they are incredibly beneficial to your health. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which helps reduce inflammation and enhance cognitive performance, and are high in fiber-which of course regulates your bowels, and my favorite benefit…they are loaded with antioxidants to protect against cancer and aging-what more could you ask for!? Here is a simple recipe to get you started with your love affair of chia seeds. Feel free to add agave syrup, honey or more fruit to your liking. I have also made this with mashed banana and its delicious.
Chia Seed Pudding
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup almond milk (or any milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Toppings: strawberries, banana and cinnamon
Mix almond milk, chia seeds and vanilla in a bowl and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning top with fruit and enjoy. I hope this recipe gives you that boost of energy you so needed and brightens your day.