RECIPE: Chia Seed Protein Pudding
Chia Seed Pudding is all the rage and we can certainly see why! It is so versatile, can be eaten as a pre or post workout snack packed with protein, a sweet treat after dinner or even as a breakfast option that will start your day off on the right foot.
You truly can’t go wrong with any combination you choose. From chocolate pomegranate, to banana coconut or strawberry vanilla – these are just a few of our favorites. The possibilities are endless and will keep things new and interesting.
It’s also super easy to make and even gets better the longer you leave it in the fridge – making meal prep super easy!
The basic ingredients have amazing benefits that will help your fitness and health gains, such as chia seeds, flax seeds and whey isolate protein.
Chia Seeds are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. Many health experts believe that chia seeds may help with weight loss. The fiber absorbs large amounts of water and expands in the stomach, which should increase fullness and slow the absorption of food.
Flaxseeds (also know as linseeds) are a huge source of micronutrients, fiber, manganese, vitamin B and the essential fatty acids/omega-3. Flaxseed has been known to support healthy mood and energy levels, which can help with exercise motivation and commitment. Omega-3 fatty acids are also believed to improve athlete’s response times due to improved brain and central nervous system condition. The anti-inflammatory effects are also a great benefit and can help speed up repair and recovery times of muscles between sessions or competitions.
- 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
- 1 Scoop Whey Isolate Protein (flavour of your choice)
- 1 Uup Unsweetened Almond Milk (natural or flavoured if you prefer)
- 1 Tbsp Flax Seed
- ¼ Cup Berries (Be creative! Use other garnishes like banana, dark chocolate chips, pomegranate seeds, coconut shavings…)
Mix all ingredients together.
Place in the fridge and let sit over night – or for a few hours minimum. (The longer the better)
Tip: You can blend the mix for a smoother consistency or a change of pace.