Did you know? Chia seeds are a great plant-based food to help with weight loss.
Chia seeds rank high on the list of plant-based protein foods, making them great for putting on lean muscle, burning fat, and managing hunger and appetite.
Studies show that increasing your intake of protein can promote weight loss by curbing cravings and therefore reducing your caloric intake. Other research shows that following a high-protein diet rich in foods like chia seeds could reduce the hunger stimulating hormone, ghrelin.
If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to add protein-rich chia seeds into your diet, I highly recommend chia seed pudding. It makes for a great snack or dessert!
Lemon Chia Seed Pudding
INGREDIENTS: (serves 2-3)
2 cups almond or coconut milk (unsweetened)
6 tbsp. chia seeds
3-4 drops lemon essential oil (food-grade) or 1 tsp. lemon extract
2 tsp. honey
Coconut flakes (optional topping – 1 tsp./serving)
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1. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
2. Store in a glass container or jar in the fridge. Let sit for a minimum of 1-hr before consuming. The longer you let the chia seeds soak the more delicious this pudding becomes (I like to soak them overnight).
3. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and enjoy!
Love this recipe? Then you’ll be sure to love my Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding too! Give it a try.