Omega 3 fatty acids are powerful inflammation fighters, essential to an anti-cancer/pro-wellness nutrition plan. They’re found in robust amounts in salmon and other cold-water fish, walnuts and flaxseeds, and certain types of algae. But have you wondered if there was a FUN way to get your omega-3s?
Here it is. The mighty chia seed contains even a higher ratio of omega-3s than super-protective flaxseeds. When added to liquid, it forms a gel that makes it a natural base for pudding. Enjoy this super-simple treat…and know that your body is enjoying it, too!
Extra-Easy Chia Pudding
1/2 cup organic chia seeds
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (can substitute rice, oat or soy milk)
1-2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
dash sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
chopped peach or mango
Warm almond milk and honey in small saucepan just until honey melts.
Remove from heat and stir to fully blend in honey.
Add chia seeds, vanilla, salt and cinnamon, if desired. Stir to combine all ingredients.
Stir in berries or chopped fruit, if using.
Transfer to individual pudding dishes or into a single glass container. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Enjoy as soft pudding at room temperature, or refrigerate 1 hour for a firmer texture.