Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. They contain all nine essential amino acids making this a complete protein. Per 1 oz chia seeds contain 9.8 g fiber, 6.7 g polyunsaturated fats (omega-3’s are part of this group), and 4.69 g protein.
For this recipe you can use white or black chia seeds. There is no nutritional difference between the two.
Peachy Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp agave
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup diced peaches
- 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
Whisk together almond milk and protein powder or use a blender bottle to combine. Mix in chia seeds, agave, ginger, and cinnamon. Make sure there are no clumps of chia seeds left. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Stir in peaches and unsweetened coconut when ready to serve.
Note: I love Vega Protein Smoothie plant-based protein powder. While whey protein is always a good choice this protein powder is my personal preference.
Number of servings: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 255, total fat: 13 g, total carbohydrates: 34 g, dietary fiber: 13 g, sugars: 9 g, protein: 6 g
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