Chia Pudding Detox
I’m excited to share a recipe with you based on one of my most favorite power foods, the mighty chia seed. These tiny seeds are packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients, fiber, Omega 3 healthy fats and protein to boost the immune system.
Chia sees were prized by the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, and it was used as a ritualistic offering to their gods, as well as for medicinal purposes.
Today, they are available at most specialty food markets. Have you ever sprouted a chia seed? It’s simple, just stir it into fluid and watch it absorb within about 15 minutes. This property makes the chia seed a perfect go-to healthy detox ingredient and delicious pudding. The fiber and gelatinous susbstance helps absorb toxins, fights constipation and the fiber will help keep you, ahem, regular.
- The mighty chia helps remove toxins from the colon to help the process of detoxification
- The Omega 3 fatty acids strengthen the immune system
- Chia seeds are anti-inflammatory and reduce pain and inflammation
- Absorb up to 30 times their weight in moisture for improved hydration
3 cups unsweetened almond milk
2/3 cup chia seeds
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 packets Truvia or Stevia (optional for sweetness)
Switch it up! Add a tablespoon of cacao powder and mint extract instead of cinnamon and vanilla, or add your own mix-ins!
Place all ingredients in a sealable glass container. A mason jar works best so you can give it a good shake to blend all the ingredients. Keep refrigerated and help yourself to a bowl of yummy deliciousness anytime you need a quick energy boost. It keeps fresh for up to a week, if it’s not eaten first!
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Please share this with your friends who are interested stepping up their wellness game!
From my heart to yours,
Toni Julian is a nationally renowned health advocate, nutrition adviser, fitness expert, and author of BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time, as well as a 50-something mom of four! She is also the creator of TONI’S High Performance Meals, a complete and healthy hot protein meal that’s ready in minutes. Get yours at Sigona’s! Visit www.ToniJulian.com