RECIPES

Overnight Chia Pudding Recipe

by
Christina Vittas, MS, CHHC
Health Coach
September 26, 2018

Chock-full of fiber and a great source of calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and plant-based omega-3s, chia seeds are both filling and healthy. They’re a superfood for clear, glowing skin and a happy, balanced digestive system.

Chia pudding makes the perfect quick, super healthy breakfast or snack. Mix the ingredients together the night before, stick it in the fridge, and then wake up to a lovely, super nutritious chia pudding that you can grab and go. The almond butter adds a beautiful creaminess and another dose of healthy fat and protein , the blueberries add a little sweetness and tons of antioxidants, while cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar. If you want something even sweeter but still without spiking your blood sugar, feel free to add a few drops of stevia.

Chia pudding nutrition

CHIA SEEDS

Chia seeds are true plant-based powerhouses. As the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, Chia seeds are great for cardiovascular health, improving cholesterol levels, blood pressure, inflammation and more. Two tablespoons of this superfood boasts 4g of protein and 11g of fiber .

ALMOND BUTTER

This energy-dense, delicious spread will satisfy your cravings while providing a great source of calcium, copper, vitamin E, magnesium, and tons of healthy fats (18g), protein (7g) and fiber (3.3g). These benefits come from the base ingredient, almonds, which have been shown to reduce the risk of congenital heart disease (CHD), help mitigate weight gain and lower the risk of obesity, and improve brain function and memory retention .

COLLAGEN PEPTIDES

Collagen is often a first choice for people because of the external benefits everyone knows and loves—healthy hair, strong nails, reduced fine lines. But collagen is actually super important to your body’s internal functions , making up your bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and digestive tract lining. Collagen can help to repair a leaky gut , reduce anxiety , reduce joint pain, boost metabolism, and more.

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Overnight chia seed pudding recipe

Serves 1.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • ½ banana, sliced

  • Handful of fresh or frozen organic blueberries

  • 1-2 tbsp almond butter

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • Optional: 1 scoop collagen peptides, 1/2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, a few drops of stevia

Directions

1. Pour chia seeds and almond milk into a mason jar (or other storage container) and mix well.
(Note: Mixture will look very runny. Chia seeds absorb up to 10x their weight in water so it will firm up.)
2. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

by
Christina Vittas, MS, CHHC
Health Coach

Christina is a Nutritionist and Health Coach with ten years of experience helping people optimize their physical and emotional health. She is passionate about identifying the underlying root cause of symptoms and helping others implement nutrition and lifestyle changes that support the body’s natural ability to heal. A summa cum laude graduate of New York University (NYU), Christina completed her Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health, and became certified as a holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Health.

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