We heart chia seeds! Since chia seeds are one of the most popular health foods nowadays and with a reason, these tiny seeds are packed with many vitamins and nutrients that we need daily such as omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium + are very versatile and can be used in the kitchen for many different reasons.
Chia Seeds And Proteins
Chia seeds contain nearly 17 gr of complete protein per 100 gr. The complete protein in chia seeds consists of 9 essential amino acids and several non-essential. Protein is essential for weight and fat loss. The protein found in chia seeds will help you build more muscle tissues the more muscles you have the more fat you will burn and your basal metabolic rate will be higher. Your basal metabolic rate is basically the number of calories you will burn if you stay in bed all day. How great! The other thing about chia seeds is that they are loaded with fiber. Fiber is very important because it regulates our bowel movements and also speeds up our digestive system. Chia seeds are also gluten-free so are great for people who suffer from gluten intolerance. Because of all these chia seeds are recommended to be eaten daily.
Here is one simple breakfast recipe made with only 5 simple ingredients: mango, chia seeds, cashew milk, agave and crumbled cashews for topping.
Mango Chia Pudding
(makes 2 servings)
Puree of 1 mango fruit
( blend the mango with 4 tbs water)
1 cup cashew milk
(You can make you own by soaking cashews for at least 4h and blending them with water and dates)
1 tbs agave syrup
1/4 cup chia seeds
Crumbled cashews for topping/fruit by choice
Cut the mango and blend it with 4 tbsp of filtered water.Leave it aside.
First, take the chia seeds and mix it with the cashew milk and agave syrup. Second, stir occasionally and leave it for 10 minutes until a pudding-like consistency. Next, take your serving glasses and pour the mango sauce first and then an equal amount of chia pudding. Then top it with crumbled cashews or a fruit of choice. Finally, leave it in the freezer for 2-3 hours and enjoy!