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45 Best Ever Chia Seed Pudding Recipes | Eat This Not That

I think that chia seeds are main stream enough now that we don't think of a chia pet commercial when we hear the word CHIA. What you may not know, but probably guessed since I'm blogging about them, is they are VERY healthy! The following information is from the article: 11 proven health benefits of chia seeds, from Authority Nutrition.

  1. They are VERY nutrient dense. What does that mean? It means they contain high amounts of nutrients with few calories. In other words you get a lot of bang for your buck.
    • A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains :
      • Fiber: 11 grams.
      • Protein: 4 grams.
      • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
      • Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
      • Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
      • Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
      • Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
      • They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
  2. High in anti-oxidants. Antioxidants fight the production of free radicals, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.
  3. Low carbohydrate and high in fiber. In fact with 11 grams per serving, there is only 1 gram of carbohydrates per serving.
  4. High in protein.  They contain all essential amino acids and are therefore considered a complete protein.
  5. Due to the high fiber and protein content, Chia Seeds could help you lose weight.
  6. High in the healthy omega-3 fatty acids
  7. Can help lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes-due to fat, fiber, protein and antioxidant content.
  8. High in bone supporting nutrients-calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein
  9. Can help improve type-2 diabetes
  10. Help improve exercise performance and stamina.- ancient Aztecs an Mayans are said to have used them to improve endurance.
  11. They are easy to use.

CAUTION-Due to the high fiber content, some people may experience bloating and gas when consuming chia seeds. I recommend starting with a small amount, and working your way up to a full serving. 

For more information on chia seeds, read the article: 11 proven health benefits of chia seeds.

Here’s a look at some of the recipes:

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Now onto the main article:

45 Chia Pudding Recipes for Weight Loss | Eat This Not That

About Tamara Hoerner (802 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

7 Comments on 45 Best Ever Chia Seed Pudding Recipes | Eat This Not That

  1. I’ve tried soaking the chia seeds to make them expand, but it never works. Any tips? Thanks!

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    • Hmmm, That’s an interesting problem. Perhaps it’s a problem with the seeds themselves. Make sure to use ORGANIC, as non-organic could be genetically altered, or contain toxins and pesticides, which could prevent them from making a gel. Here’s an article on soaking chia seeds: https://organicvegansuperfoods.com/how-and-why-you-should-soak-chia-seeds-before-eating-them/
      Another tip I’ve come across was that you weren’t using enough seeds to water-3/4 cup seeds to 2 cups water is best.
      Here’s a basic chia tapioca pudding recipe that should help. This should work with water as well:
      CHIA Tapioca Pudding
      3/4 cup chia seeds
      2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
      A pinch of Celtic sea salt
      Stevia glycerite (to taste)
      1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
      1/2 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
      In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Let the pudding set up for a few minutes. Stir the pudding every five minutes. The pudding will be very thin at first, but after sitting for 20 minutes the chia seeds will thicken up and it resembles tapioca pudding.

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  2. Your Chia Tapioca pudding is divine! I am starting to put chia seeds in my morning oatmeal. along with flax seeds and fruit. (I add a smidgen of honey just rounds it out.) I am excited to make your pudding. I’m on a pudding kick right now and this is perfect timing!…might even add a smidgen of honey! 🍀

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