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From Our Health Coaches’ Kitchen: Chia Seed Pudding

Posted by Team WCS on 06.18.2018

It’s no surprise that chia pudding is trending. It’s easy to make and easy to take to the office for an on-the-go breakfast. If you enjoy chia seed pudding for the taste, you’ll be happy to know that it’s also a brain health powerhouse thanks to its main ingredient, chia seeds.

Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to benefit both brain and heart health. When eaten raw, chia seeds are crunchy, like what you’d expect when eating a seed. Soaked in liquid, chia seeds take on a softer, gel-like texture and become a great base for a healthy pudding. Here’s a basic chia seed pudding recipe that you can customize with toppings based on your preferences. This make-ahead breakfast saves you time in the morning while also powering your brain until your lunch break!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ to ⅔ cup milk of choice (depending on desired thickness)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey, if desired
  • Toppings of choice (such as chopped nuts, nut butter, berries, dried fruit, coconut flakes or dark chocolate chips)

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl or mason jar, mix together chia seeds, milk and sweetener. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Add toppings of your choice before serving.

Serves 1.

Recipe created by WCS Health Coaches

Wellness Corporate Solutions (WCS) is a leading provider of biometric screenings, health coaching, and comprehensive wellness programming. Our mission is to spread wellness in the workplace.

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