Almond Lemon Chia Pudding - Keep on hand for snacks!

By popular request!

Vanilla Almond Chia Seed Pudding

2 cups unsweetened hemp seed milk or almond milk or coconut milk

1/2 cup chia seeds

 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond or lemon extract, I use Frontier Herbs 

1-2 TBS pure maple syrup, raw honey or agave. I get my ingredients from the Egg Basket at NewBo. 

1- Blend chia seeds into a powder in Vitamix or Magic Bullet (or other blender if need be, I’m not as familiar with other brands being able to powder seeds and herbs). Pour into bowl with lid, add in the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Do so quickly because it will firm up fast. 

2- Chill this in the fridge for at least an hour. 

3- It is good for up to 5 days. 

Enjoy!!! Try different flavor combinations like lemon extract, berries on top, cocoa powder etc!

Top 10 Chia Seed Benefits by Jackie Fetter

1- Natural treatment for type-2 diabetes by slowing down digestion

2- Adds more fiber to the diet, about 1/3 DV in 1 ounce

3- Packed with Omega-3’s

4- Stronger teeth and bones, full of calcium!

5- 30% DV of Manganese, helpful for bones and assimilating essential nutrients

6- Plenty of Phosphorus to synthesize protein for cell and tissue growth and repair

7- These little guys have TONS of protein

8- Stabilizes blood sugar

9-Regulates appetite, sleep and improves mood with it’s Tryptophan 

10- Helps your ticker by improving blood pressure in diabetics and may also increase

healthy cholesterol while lowering total, LDL, and triglyceride cholesterol. 

Healthy protein list!

Protein can come from a number of sources....but so can things like high cholesterol and excess weight. Where can you get the protein but not the negative side effects? 

In this short blog post I have simply listed the comparison of 100 grams of a wide variety of items. It is very easy and less expensive to get protein from natural and unprocessed sources! 

 

Natural Sources

Eggs (1 medium or 100g)                 13 grams

Fish (cod fillets 100g or 3.5 ounces)         21 grams

Chicken, roasted (100g or 3.5 ounces)        25 grams

Turkey, roasted (100g)                    29 grams

Peanuts (100g)                        26 grams

Quinoa (100g)                        14 grams

Amaranth (100 grams)                    14 grams

Tofu (100g)                            8 grams 

Chia Seeds (100g)                    17 grams

Hemp Seeds (100g)                    36 grams

Flax Seeds (100g)                    18 grams

Almonds (100g)                        21 grams

Oatmeal (100g)                        2.4 grams

Lentils (100g)                        9 grams

Black Beans (100g)                    22 grams

Kidney Beans (100g)                    9 grams

Chickpeas (100g)                    19 grams

Pinto Beans (100g)                    21 grams

Lima Beans (100g)                    8 grams

Tempeh (100g)                        19 grams

Soybeans (100g)                        36 grams

The controversial Seitan (100g)                    75 grams

Processed sources

Sausages (100g or 3.5 ounces)                12 grams

Hamburger (100 g)                        17 grams

Luncheon Meat (100g or 3.5 ounces)                    13 grams (average)

Ham (100g or 3.5 ounces)                     21 grams