Easy BLUEBERRY chia Pudding - SO HEALTHY

 This was so yummy so I decided to blog about it right away.  Once again this is QUICK and EASY but incredibly healthy and filling.

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Blueberry Chia Pudding: (I made this up - aren't you proud of me!)

1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk (you could experiment with other milk, but I LOVE coconut milk)
1/4 cup water (or regular milk)
1/4 c chia seeds
Stevia or agave to taste  (I used about 1/8 tsp liquid stevia, if using agave I'd use around 1Tbsp)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c Blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Stir all ingredients together.  (see, easy)

Refrigerate 60 minutes or till thickens (it wont hurt it to even stay overnight and you could eat it for breakfast!)  You can stir half way through just so all the seeds get mixed in.  Have fun experimenting with the amount of seeds also.

You could serve with some real whip cream if you like – it would look pretty and be a great addition to the flavor.

Serves 2.

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I know some of you (like my wonderful grandpa – Opa) think my recipes are written in another language.  (Stevia, chia seeds, agave nectar,coconut oil, almond meal, GF flour, palm sugar – you get the picture)  But let me tell you a few healthy benefits from this lonely,Crying face not very well know thing called Chia Seeds!

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

The main reason why Chia is considered to be a “superfood” is because it contains high amounts of many essential nutrients. They contain 20% protein, 37.7% soluble fiber, 43% carbohydrates, and 31% fats, making the seed a better source of protein than beans and other legumes, and a better source of dietary fiber than oats and other grains.  Right there I’m SOLD!

Almost all of the fats are the omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce levels of triglycerides in the body, blood pressure, and the risk of heart attacks. Additionally, for those wondering, they are also Gluten Free!

Chia has gel-forming property (they remind me of tapioca) that create a barrier between carbohydrates and digestive enzymes in the stomach. This is why chia slows down the conversation of carbs into sugar and can stabilize sugar blood levels. Folks, this is huge in keeping off the weight!

I found it amazing that chia contains:

Six times more protein than kidney beans,
Twice the amount of dietary fiber as bran flakes,
Three times the amount of iron in spinach,
Twice the amount of potassium in bananas,
Six times the amount of calcium in milk (Bourne, 2002).

Now I will leave you to be creative with all your chia seeds.  See my Health Food on a Budget – Tips and Secrets for the best prices I have found on all these "Foreign Language" foods!  Use my iherb coupon code for $5.00 off your order.  (see ad on the right, or just click link)

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  1. I just ordered a sample of chia- can't wait for it to get here to try them! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Looks like a wonderful recipe, and packed with goodness!

  3. That looks delicious. My son love blueberries and I'm sure he'll be a fan if I make him some of these puddings.

  4. I just made chia pudding for the first time the other day and I liked it. I have to say that your idea of using coconut milk is a great idea.

  5. Hey, look, they like your healthy recipe! Take THAT snarky commenters! I'm not gonna lie; I'm a huge fan of REAL tapioca with lots of sugar and milk. However, I'm very attracted to the fact that this is a no-cook recipe. I have virtually no recipes like that.

    I will try it soon and hopefully fall in love with a dessert that is actually good for me. Wouldn't that be lovely.

  6. Oh I am off to the kitchen to make this right NOW, thanks:)!

  7. I'm so glad Heather posted this on facebook! I just stuck this in the fridge and we're going to have it for breakfast in the morning. Now I'm off to peruse the rest of your blog!

  8. I have never heard of Chai seeds, but am looking forward to trying this! I am your newest follower :)



  9. I just found your blog- how fun! Love all of your decor ideas! But I can't believe I found someone else who knows what chia seeds are! yay! A lot of your ingredients are used in vegan cooking. Are you, by any chance vegan? Or "vegan-ish?" I can't wait to try this recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Reply to Sarah: I'm not vegan but I do enjoy trying to make my recipes healthier in some way. Mostly I try to cut back on the sugar. I love coconut anything that's for sure....milk, shredded, flour - love it all!

  11. Thanks to Kira directing me here, I am now an official chia seed lover. :) I have been using almond milk since my youngest drinks it, so I have it on hand. Next time I go grocery shopping, I'm actually going to get the dark chocolate almond milk and try that. I know I would love coconut as well. One thing I love about tapioca is the texture, so the little gelatinous seeds in this are perfect!

  12. This recipe would be great for our linky party starting tomorrow at THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS the theme is "WHAT INGREDIENT CAN YOU HIDDEN? in everyday food" and Chia seeds in pudding is great! Please stop by (tomorrow) and linky up your fabulous recipe!


  13. This looks absolutely delicious, I love blueberry flavours! Thanks for sharing!


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