While I’ve been enjoying these tiny powerhouses for quite some time, I realized that there are still so many of my clients who are unfamiliar with these little gems.
Chia seeds are native to South America and have been a staple in the Mayan and Aztec cultures for centuries. While they are a rich source of Omega fatty acids (3, 6 & 9) and contain 3x more calcium than a glass of skim milk, I love them because they are a secret weapon in weight loss.
This super food has the perfect combination of protein, fiber and gelling action. The seeds can absorb up to 12x their own weight, and expand to make you feel satiated.
They have also been shown to reduce sugar cravings, and are high in fiber, with 10 grams per 2 tablespoons!
While you can enjoy them in smoothies, salads and yogurt; I love them as a delicious and filling pudding.
This “weight loss” pudding is a great way to start the day, or a satisfying treat when you want a little something sweet.
Check out my newest video where I show you just how easy it is to whip up this amazing dessert.
You can also get the recipe below. Enjoy!
Annette’s Super Simple Weight Loss Pudding
1 ½ cups Almond Milk (or any type of milk)
1/3 cup Raw Chia Seeds (I like Navitas Naturals)
2 Tbs Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon (optional)
Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour, pull out and stir. Return to refrigerator and let pudding sit for another 4 hours or overnight.
Make 4 servings
Recipe by Annette Alfieri