Chia Seed Pina Colada Pudding – Sugar Free

16 Jun

Chia Seeds are the latest buzz ingredient, they seem to be popping up every where. They are the new Quinoa, the latest healthy ingredient to be lifted to Super Star status.

And with good reason too, these little seeds are a nutritional powerhouse, easy to make & taste pretty darn good too!!

This simple little Chia Seed pudding has become our breakfast staple, its super tough living in our household!!

I love that it tastes so good, can be pre-prapared & gives us a nutritional hit before we even begin our day.

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This pudding is rich & creamy with its coconut cream base which contrasts nicely with the soft outer & then slighlty crunchy center of the seeds. The pineapple juice adds a nice hint of sweetness & acidity to make the pudding super yummy for young & old alike 🙂

Sugar Free Chia Seed Pina Colada Pudding a’la Mama Going Natural

  • One full Can of coconut cream
  • 3/4 cup freshly juiced pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly juiced apple juice
  • 1/2 c Chia Seeds
  • Stevia to taste.

This recipe is so easy to make, I’m almost embarassed…………..almost 😉

Place Coconut cream in a pan to heat, add juices & Chia seeds to the warmed coconut cream. Stir to combine. Add a few drops of stevia to taste (we have it without – but we have sweet Queensland pineapples). Pour into a container & leave in the fridge for 12 – 24 hours for the Chia Seeds to swell. Then Enjoy

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So Whats so Great about Chia Seeds, apart from everything??

Supports Heart Health  – They are one of the highest natural sources of Omega 3 & 6. They have been reported to help lower blood pressure as well as support the cardiovascular, nervous & reproductive systems.

Stabilises Blood Sugar – They slow down the rate at which complex carbs are digested.

Energizing – Athletes have been reported to use Chia Seeds to help them perform at optimal levels, it is said that 1T can sustain a person for 24 hours – I’ll let you all test that theory 😉

Anti-Inflammatory Properties – The high levels of Omega 3 in Chia seeds have been reported to reduce inflammation in the body & ease arthritis.

Weight Loss – Chia Seeds are reported to boost your metabolism with their high level of essential fatty acids – more reason to eat them…

Detoxification & Elimination – The swelling action of the Chia helps to cleanse & soothe the colon while absorbing & eleminating toxins.

High Quality Protein – Chia seeds are about 20% protein.

Antioxidants – Chia Seeds are higher in Antioxidants than blue berries –  who knew?

Nutritonal Power House – Chia Seeds contain Omega 3’s, Omega 6’s, Protein, Fibre, Iron, Calcium, Niacin, Magnesium, Zinc & Phosphorous.

Brain Power –  their high level of Essential fatty acids make them great for assisting our brains with memory & concentration – as long as you remember to eat your Chia Seeds 😉

Want other ways to incorporate Chia Seeds into your day? Try my Sugar Free Chia Seed Jam recipe for another nutritional power house recipe.

So what are you waiting for, make Chia Seed pudding a part of your day – your brain, your body & your taste buds will thank you. 

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