Nuts and Seeds I Chia Seed Pudding

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Nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, and seeds, such as chia seeds, flaxseed, hemp seed, have some health benefits. Learn more below.

Did you know this about nuts and seeds:

1. Nuts contain unsaturated fats, protein, fiber and other nutrients. Peanuts and pecans have lots of B vitamins, almonds are rich in calcium and vitamin E and walnuts have lots of folate and vitamin E. All nuts have magnesium.

2. Seeds have mostly fats, protein and some fiber. Flaxseed and chia seeds are good sources of omega 3s.

3. In studies, nuts and seeds have been seen to decrease risk of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions.

4. Fiber in nuts and seeds may have a positive effect on gut health and help with digestion.

Information gathered & adapted from:
https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/0319p20.shtml
https://www.health.harvard.edu/nutrition/quick-start-guide-to-nuts-and-seeds

 

 

 

 

Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients
4 tablespoons chia seeds
2 cups milk or non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut nectar (for sweetener, you could also do maple syrup, honey, or sugar)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 banana (optional)
1/2 cup coconut cream (optional)

Preparation

1.Mix the chia seeds, milk, vanilla, coconut nectar and cinnamon in a drink shaker or jar and pour into 4 servings and refrigerate for 1 hour. For a creamier option, try blending until smooth. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 4 servings

Nutrition Information per Serving: 3.7 grams total fat, 0.8 grams saturated fat, 9.9 grams carbohydrate, 3.4 gram fiber, 3.7 grams protein, 32.4 milligrams sodium, 156.4 milligrams potassium, 5.9 grams sugar

Recipe adapted from:
https://cookeatshare.com/recipes/chia-seeds-pud-ding-snack-gluten-and-dairy-free-729177

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