Many of my students are using chia seeds, so I’ve decided to explore some recipes. Below is one of my favorite desserts as well as some nutrition information.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber – about 11 grams of total fiber in just 2 tablespoons. The tiny seeds expand when added to liquid and are an excellent source of carbohydrate, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and calcium, in addition to the fiber. This is an excellent article about chia seeds and some study information about whether it helps with heart health and weight loss. http://www.webmd.com/diet/truth-about-chia
We’ve tried a variety of puddings made with chia seeds. (Rough job, but someone has to do it.) This is our favorite and makes about 6 servings. http://naturalchow.com/2014/05/rich-vegan-chocolate-chia-seed-pudding/ We made it with unsweetened almond milk and it was excellent. Just know that there will be little lumps, like a tapioca pudding. But, this is a great fiber source along with the rich chocolate taste.