by Catherine Madsen
Bliss Crafter, Austin Yoga Tree
If I told you that simply sprinkling some tiny seeds on your cereal in the morning or perhaps adding them to your daily smoothie could prevent breakouts, keep you feeling fuller longer, and help build healthy bones, would you believe me? Well you should because that little seed is the chia seed and it does even MORE than what I’ve already mentioned. Let’s unpack this compact nutrient powerhouse so we don’t ever make the mistake of going a day without chia seeds again.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
Let’s not forget that chia seeds have more bone-building calcium than milk, more skin-boosting vitamin C than oranges, and are a good source of hard-to-find zinc to fight acne.
Below is a recipe for a strawberry banana chia seed pudding. Since the chia seeds need to plump up in order for this to become a pudding, make this recipe ahead of time. It is sweet enough to be a healthy, satisfying desert or a nutritious, quick breakfast for when you are on the go. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding
serves 2 – 4