Chia pudding is a wonderfully nutritious and filling snack, dessert, or pre/post workout meal while you are cleansing. It may seem like chia pudding is difficult to make, but it is actually one of the easiest things to make when it comes to raw recipes. Chia pudding should be one of your go-to meals, especially if you are in a hurry and need nourishment.
A Few Benefits of Chia Seeds
The gel-forming property of chia seeds typically slows digestion and helps you sustain balanced blood sugar levels, which can help control or lower your risk of diabetes. Whole, water-soaked chia seeds can be easily digested and absorbed. They can also absorb more than nine times their volume in water or other liquids. This unique quality can help your body retain fluids and electrolytes, which can help you avoid dehydration.
The Chia Pudding Ratio
You don’t need a specific recipe to make chia pudding, but you do need to remember the ratio. All you need to remember is that you add 3 tablespoons of chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid. You can stir it and then let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. When you go to eat it in the morning, you can mix in fresh fruit, some cinnamon, or some raw cacao powder. The possibilities are endless!
- 1 cup homemade almond milk or filtered water
- 3 tablespoons raw chia seeds
- raw agave, raw cacao powder, cinnamon, fruit, or other toppings to taste
- Place the almond milk or water and chia seeds in a glass jar with a lid. Shake well and then refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add your raw toppings of choice. Enjoy!