I talk about the importance of the composition of your meals with patients all the time. We talk about balancing blood sugar and finding nutrient dense options to fuel your body and brain for the day. Chia seeds add a powerful punch to whatever you are making! Two tablespoons contain 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein and like flaxseeds they are high in omega-3 fatty acids!
1/4 cup chia seeds (up to 1/2 cup -- play around with amounts to see what you like!)
1, 398 ml can lite coconut milk (I like the organic Thai Kitchen brand, the 365 Whole Foods brand, or Native Forest)
1. Open the can of coconut milk and whisk until smooth if necessary.
2. Pour into a jar and add chia seeds.
3. Shake and leave in refrigerator overnight.
4. Once it has gelled, you can eat it plain, or top it with fruit, nuts, granola, or hemp seeds. Or you can blend it in a blender with a few frozen mangoes or fruit of choice!
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRsp4PL6BKc