Ch Ch Chia!! Powerful little seed with big health benefits

Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods in the world! Don’t be fooled by the size,  these tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch.They are packed full of nutrients that can have important benefits for your whole body!

These little seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans years and years ago.. They prized them for their ability to provide sustainable energy throughout their days and in fact – “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.” – No wonder they are popular for breakfast to start the day off right!

One serve of chia seeds ( around 30 grams) contains only 137 calories! Chia Pudding everyday? We think so! Now for the amazing health benefits…

Chia seeds are loaded with omega 3 fats which supports brain health, hormonal health and skin health.

They are packed full of fiber and protein to keep you fuller for longer as they expand in your stomach due to absorbing water.

Chia seeds are high in antioxidants for helping the body keep healthy and strong. Antioxidants have amazing anti-ageing properties too!

How do you use chia? Well.. as they are almost tasteless, they can be combined with a number of foods both sweet and savory.

One of our Farm favourite recipes using chia seeds is, Overnight Cacao Chia Pudding,

We are inspired by a  recipe created by Dana, The Minimalist Baker who  loves cooking with simple wholefoods that are quick easy and only require minimal ingredients!

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Overnight Cacao Chia Pudding

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Simple, 6 ingredient chocolate chia seed pudding that’s naturally sweetened and so thick and creamy. Simple, loaded with nutrients and perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert!

Author: Minimalist Baker

Recipe type: Dessert, Breakfast

Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free

Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) Almond Breeze Milk – Local supermarket or any other almond milk that is unsweetend
  • 1/3 cup (63 g) chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup (24 g) cacao or unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2-5 Tbsp (30-75 ml) maple syrup if not blending (can sub 5-9 dates, pitted if blending)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
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Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients except sweetener to a mixing bowl and whisk vigorously to combine. If not blending (which I preferred!), sweeten to taste with maple syrup at this time. If blending, you can sweeten later with maple syrup or dates.
  2. Let rest covered in the fridge overnight or at least 3-5 hours (or until it’s achieved a pudding-like consistency).
  3. If blending, add to a blender and blend until completely smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed. Sweeten to taste.
  4. Leftovers keep covered in the fridge for 2-3 days, though best when fresh.
  5. Serve chilled with desired toppings, such as fruit, granola or coconut whipped cream.
 
Notes
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 4 servings.
*Prep time does not include chilling!

 
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe Calories: 133 Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 1.2 g Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 9gSodium: 187mg Fiber: 8.6 g Protein: 5.3 g
 

 

 

 

 

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