Have you jumped onto the chia seed bandwagon yet? I am hooked. I’ve been incorporating chia seeds into my diet and have been religiously drinking one bottle of chia seed water (or green smoothie) a day.
Chia seeds are a superfood and provide calcium, fiber, protein, and antioxidants. I also read that it is great for workouts because they keep hydrated. As for weight loss, I really see no results…although my have munching consumption at work has been cut down to zero…I just eat a banana or an apple as a snack prior to lunch, then lunch (my work lunches are also very healthy, either salad or more fruit) and end the day with dinner at home. I think small lifestyle changes like that will lead to weight loss and an overall heathy lifestyle.
Aside from adding chia seeds to drinks, I like to make chia seed pudding. It’s great! Very easy and can be made overnight and can last up to five days if you choose to make large batches.
To make this, you’ll need chia seeds, almond milk (coconut milk with be great too!), vanilla extract, and a natural sweetener like maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey.
Combine 2 cups of almond milk, 1/2 cup of chia seeds, 1 teaspoon or vanilla extract, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup in a bowl and stir, stir, stir!!
Really stir, stir, stir!!!! Don’t stop till it has thicken in texture.
Once it is thick enough, store in the fridge for at least half an hour or overnight.
Pair with fruit like blueberries and strawberries…
Yummy pudding and great way to start the morning!
Wishing you a happy Monday!