Breakfast, Afternoon Snack and Dessert!

I love when I come across an ingredient with multiple applications, especially one that is considered among the healthiest foods on the planet. They're a whole grain food, non-GMO and naturally gluten free. Don't be fooled by their small size, they're loaded with antioxidants and a high quality protein choice. Talk about a powerhouse, chia seeds have more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than blueberries and more omega-3 than salmon. Isn't that enough reasons to add it to your grocery list?!

Probably one of the best things about chia seeds, is that they are easy to incorporate into your diet. Here are two of my favorite recipes, perfect for anytime of day whether it's breakfast, an afternoon snack or after dinner dessert! 

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 Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Pudding
Ingredients
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 2 cups coconut milk (or almond milk) 
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 banana

Blend all ingredients except chia seeds. Gently whisk in chia seeds and refrigerate for at least four hours, or overnight. Add fresh berries as a garnish.

 Almond Butter & Jelly Chia Seed Pudding

Almond Butter & Jelly Chia Seed Pudding

AB&J - Almond Butter & Jam Chia Seed Pudding
Ingredients
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 2 cups coconut milk (or almond milk) 
- 3 Tablespoons almond butter
- 3 Tablespoons raspberry jam
- 1 banana

Blend all ingredients except chia seeds. Gently whisk in chia seeds and refrigerate for at least four hours, or overnight.