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the 18th district: CHIA SEED PUDDING

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Finally here is the highly requested recipe for the chia seed pudding. 

Well, first of all, let's talk about those "magic" seeds ;) 
It seems like everyone is talking about chia seeds at the moment and models  and "fitnessgurus" top their smoothies , oatmeals and salads with them.

No, they don't only top their foods with them just because they look cute and add the special something, of course they do because of all the health benefits ;) They're supposed to help control hunger while they enhance your diet with super-nutrients.

"Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. "Chia" means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. "

Those tiny seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by our bodies as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). About 2 tablespoons contain 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.

Chia seeds definitelly won't magically help you to loose weight.Well, don't expect any changes in that case. 
Enjoy the seeds for their flavor and to boost the fiber, protein, calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3s in your diet. But don't expect a big weight loss boost. 
Unfortunately, there is no magic seed for weight loss. If you want to lose weight, you'll need to follow a healthy, calorie-controlled diet and move your body;) 
2 - 2 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk 
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract or cinnamon 

a pinch of salt10 drops of stevia 
In a small bowl combine all the ingredients. Give it a good stir and refrigerate for at least one hour. After  thirty minutes give the mixture a stir, so it doesn't clump together. 
I prepared the pudding in the evening and enjoyed it as a breakfast. The chia seeds can tranform into this gel-like structure over night and you'll only have to top the pudding with your favorite fruits and nuts in the morning.

What an easy, healthy and yummy breakfast! 

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At 26 March 2014 at 09:12 , Anonymous Fashionruelle said...

I need to try it! Looks amazing ;)))



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