Updated: Apr 6
Chia seeds are a sustainable, whole-food source of Omega-3 fats. Two tablespoons contain 9 grams of fat, 2 grams net carbs, 5 grams of protein, and good amounts of potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Top this with a quarter-cup of almonds and you increase the nutritional value even more.
Paleo Chia Seed Pudding
This recipe makes 1 serving
Nutrition facts: 6g net carbs, 27g fat, and 12g protein.
1/2 c unsweetened coconut milk beverage
2 T organic chia seeds
1/4 t vanilla extract
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 c raw or roasted almonds
Stir 2 T chia seeds into 1/2 cup coconut milk. Add the vanilla and cinnamon and stir. Cover and put in your fridge for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, stir so that the seeds that are settling at the bottom become evenly distributed. Let sit in fridge at least another 30 minutes or overnight.
Top with almonds. Add a sweetener of your choice - stevia or another zero-carb sweetener or raw honey or maple syrup if you're not watching your carbs closely.
Either eat cold or heat up and enjoy!