Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are rich in plant based omega 3’s, iron, magnesium, calicum, thiamin (B vitamin), manganese and a great source of fibre.
The fibre chia seeds contain is very gentle on the digestive tract and actually helps promote healing. This fibre is mucilaginous which helps soothe an inflamed digestive system the same way alo would soothe a burn. The other ingredients in this pudding are also beneficial for your health.
Collagen powder: amino acids in this powder help heal and repair body tissues including the digestive tract. It is also beneficial for hair, skin, nails and connective tissues. This is a great powdered collagen to add.
Cacao powder: raw, unprocessed cacaco is rich in magnesium and fibre as well as antioxidants.
- 1/2 cup whole chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups non dairy milk (I like using coconut or oat)
- 1 tsp of real vanilla extract (I use Simply Organic)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp collagen powder
- For a chocolate version, add 1/4 cup raw cacao powder and an additional 1/4 cup of milk
You can top this pudding with berries, seeds, nuts, granola, coconut, hemp, more chia seeds, coconut cream, whatever you’d like! Makes a great option for breakfast or snacktime. It keeps for several days in the fridge.
This pudding also travels well so packing it for yourself or your child(ren’s) lunches is easy. Just make sure your container has a lid that seals well. Small mason jars work best for this as the lids screw on and there’s no risk of spilling. Bonus, they’re glass and you don’t have the nasty chemicals found in plastics.