chia puddin'

Ch-ch-ch-chia pudding is an oh so yummy, filling, nourishing breakfast treat or anytime snack.

* 1 cup vanilla almond mylk (see recipe below or non-dairy mylk of choice)

* 2 Tbs. dried chia seeds

* 1 glass jar 8oz or larger (I prefer using a slightly larger jar so that I have room for the topping )

*** pour mylk in glass jar. add 2 Tbs chia seeds. stir or shake well so that chia seeds are mixed evenly throughout. store in fridge overnight. top with favorite raw fruit.

makes 1 serving. increase recipe for desired quantity. enjoy!

homemade vanilla almond mylk

*1 cup homemade almond mylk (see pervious blog ‘got mylk’ on the “how to”)

* 1 date (pitted)

* 1 pinch vanilla bean paste

*** add all ingredients to blender. blend until creamy

chia: grows natively in South America and was an endurance building food for ancient Mayan people. Its a great source of fiber, protein, iron, calcium, omega 3’s, rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer, can help to regulate blood sugar decreasing high levels of insulin in the blood. The seeds absorb a lot of water so they will expand and bulk up in any liquid so when consumed they can give you a full feeling for a long period of time making them good for weight loss or management.

almond: high in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin help to alkalize the body, help provide good brain function, nourish the nervous system, build strong bones and teeth, reduce heart attack risk

date: an excellent whole food sweetener for live food treats and smoothies. good source of potassium, manganese, copper, magnesium, and iron. full of fiber, relieves constipation, boosts energy, supports a healthy nervous system, strengthens tooth enamel, treats anemia, improves eyesight, lowers cholesterol.

vanilla: known to have a euphoric affect on the brain that soothes emotional tension, reduces anxiety, stress and stimulates circulation. It is also said to have different arousing affects on women and men

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