I am very lucky to get some lovely products in the post to test and of course to taste too. So when ChiaBia approached me with their #ChiaBiaChallenge, I couldn't say no, because I love chia seeds, check out my Chia seed pudding recipe below.
These tiny seeds are a plant-based source of energy and they can help you curb those late night cravings for unhealthy foods.
They are packed with antioxidants, rich in omega-3's, fiber, protein and calcium. The amazing power of chia seeds lies in their ability to soak up ten times their weight in water which forms an almost no calorie gel coating.
They will help to bulk up your meals which will result in keeping you full for longer. Try adding them to your porridge, yogurt, dips, smoothies or even soups.
Chia seeds are also a great replacement for eggs in baking and desserts. Of course they taste delicious in my clean chia seed pudding made with coconut milk (the one in the tin), banana and cacao. That's it, 4 -ingredients and nothing else added.
The #ChiaBiaChallenge is basically all about trying chia seeds every day for two weeks, and see what difference they will make. I am more than happy to test this for you guys, so watch out for my next few posts and of course loads of recipes with chia seeds.
Chia seed pudding recipe
- 1 cup full fat tinned coconut milk (make sure nothing is added)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1.5 tbsp cacao (or cocoa powder)
- 1 spotty ripe banana
- Favorite toppings
- Optional :sweetener to taste such as date syrup
- Using your blender mix the banana and coconut milk until smooth and no lumps
- Next add the cacao and chia seeds and combine well
- Pour into a jar and refrigerate for an hour or so and devour
- Add sweetener if you prefer sweeter taste
Disclaimer: I received ChiaBia products for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog and take a part in the challenge. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for you my readers.