The ‘Parfait’ Chia Pudding
….in 8 minutes or less! I love this recipe because it’s fast and easy and can be made the night before. It’s great for those rushed mornings when cooking is really not an option. Chia pudding can also be a great snack as well. And the most important thing – chia seeds are great for gut health!
About Chia Seeds
Looking for nutritional stats on chia seeds? Check out this chart! There are
approximately 2 ounces in this recipe! Chia seeds are also rich in omega 3 fatty acids, are high in anti-oxidants and contain fibre, protein and lots of good vitamins and minerals.
Chia seeds are great for the gut! Why? Because chia seeds are high in soluble fibre, they also help out the gut by promoting regular bowel movements. They are also a prebiotic. That means that they are a great source of food for the good bacteria in the large intestine! This will help to promote their growth so the good guys can override the bad bacteria (Note: if you struggle with SIBO, this might not be the best option for you).
1/2 cup of full fat coconut milk (I use this brand)
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of chia seeds
tsp of maple syrup (optional)
fresh or frozen berries
chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
unsweetened shredded coconut
Step One: The night before, combine, water, chia seeds, maple syrup and coconut milk in
a container (preferably glass) and refrigerate. (If you are using frozen berries,
stir them in now).
Step Two: Add fresh berries, nuts and shredded coconut.
I have chosen berries as my topping because they are low glycemic. Not a big fan or berries, or looking for other options? Check out this blog post for some great Paleo-friendly chia pudding ideas.