Antioxidant-Filled Chia Pudding

Antioxidant-Filled Chia Pudding

Antioxidant-Filled Chia Pudding

BP_ChiaPudding2l_2014Chia puddings are so simple to make and shine in their high amount of antioxidants. What exactly are antioxidants? Essentially, antioxidants from foods have an extremely positive effects on health. Most importantly, antioxidants fight the production of free radicals, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to ageing and diseases like cancer and heart disease. The great thing about chia seeds is that you can add them to almost anything — smoothies, yogurt, salads, and they can even be used as an egg substitute in baking.

 

My favourite way to enjoy chia seeds is to make a chia pudding. The base is so easy – all you need are chia seeds and almond milk. You can add any flavor (chocolate, chai, cinnamon, vanilla) to the base and as many toppings as you would like (cacao nibs, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, fruit). Here’s my simple go to recipe for chia pudding:

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of vanilla protein powder

 How to Make:

Shake all of the ingredients in a mason jar or a container with a lid. Let it sit in the fridge for at least half an hour to an hour. You can leave it over night or for a few days in the fridge. Make sure to stir it a few minutes after letting it sit to avoid the chia seeds from clumping to the bottom.

Add as many toppings as you would like just before you are ready to enjoy. I love adding Inner-J Bars to my chia pudding for an extra boost of plant-based protein and deliciousness. 

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