Why Chia Seeds are a Superfood

chiaseeds_mainIt’s no surprise that chia seeds are considered a superfood when you consider all the benefits they offer. Chia seeds are rich in fiber and protein, which allow them to stay in the body for long periods of time. They also contain a lot of omega-3 fats. This tiny seed has five times as much calcium as milk, three times as much iron as spinach, twice as many potassium as bananas and 15 times as magnesium as broccoli. These seeds are high in antioxidants and easy to digest. They also improve digestion and are delicious and satisfying.

Chia Pudding makes a great beauty breakfast. This delicious, easy-to make dessert is a must-try. This dessert is very easy to make. The Fashiongton Post brings you today three of the most fascinating recipes on how to make your own chia pud.

Chia PuddingChia pudding

Chia pudding can be made in many different ways. In the classic version it’s enough to mix the liquid with the seeds and let them infuse. (Chia seeds are very good at absorbing liquid, and they expand and grow by up to 2-3 times their original volume). The ideal proportion is 3 tablespoons of seeds (25 g), per 250 ml glass of liquid.

As a base, plant-based milk is commonly used (almond, soya, coconut or any other type you prefer). Because Chia seed have no strong taste, they can be mixed with any product. Chia pudding is a great way to add fruits, nuts, yogurt, granola and jams. Everyone can experiment and choose their favorite option.

The seeds are supposed to swell in 15-20 minutes according to most recipes. However, we recommend that you leave the pudding overnight or for at least 2 hours until it is completely thickened. Chia puddings can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Make chia pudding the night before so you can have a chilled desert in the refrigerator in the morning and start the day with a special treat.

Chia PuddingClassic Chia Pudding


  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds;
  • 1 tbsp. Maple fiber
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract;
  • 3/4 glass vegetable milk.

How to:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a small glass or cup (clear is best).
  • Keep at room temperature for thickening.
  • If necessary, add more milk when the mixture becomes thick.
  • Enjoy! Decorate your pudding with the toppings of your choice.

Chia PuddingChia Pudding with Banana and Pear


  • 1 banana;
  • 1/2 pear;
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds;
  • 1/2 tbsp. Ground cinnamon to flavor;
  • Coconut or almond milk in a 3/4-glass size
  • A handful of nuts can be used as decoration.

How to:

  • Use a fork to mash the banana in a bowl or use a blender to puree it. Mix chia seeds, cinnamon, and almond milk.
  • Let the chia soak for at least 15 minutes, or over night.
  • Before serving, garnish the pudding with chopped nuts and ripe pear.

Chia PuddingChocolate chia pudding


  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds;
  • 2 tbsp. Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. Maple syrup or Stevia;
  • Almond milk, 3/4 of a glass
  • 2 tbsp. coconut yogurt;
  • Decorate with chocolate chips, hazelnuts or both.

How to:

  • Mix half the chia seed with the half the almond milk. Otherwise, the cocoa will lump up. Add maple syrup.
  • In a separate glass, mix the second half with chia seed. Let it stand for 2 hours at least or overnight.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the chia seeds with cocoa powder and milk.
  • Before serving, mix both mixtures thoroughly. Pour the white pudding at the bottom, followed by the cocoa pudding. Repeat the layers.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Top with coconut yogurt.

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