By Dr. Janet Brill
CHIA means STRENGTH!
“Chia” = Strength (as defined in the Mayan language)
Chia seeds create very cute pets, but they also are a nutritious edible seed from a desert plant called Salvia Hispanica. Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants are only a few of the nutrients in chia seeds that will help boost the quality of your diet and prevent chronic disease.
Below are a few ways you can add chia seeds to your diet.
Zero cholesterol recipe of Vanilla Chia Pudding:
Mix up your morning yogurt with a satisfying lactose-free option.
Yield: 2 Serving (1/2 cup per serving)
In a small bowl or tupperware container, mix all the ingredients together. Cover the chia seed mixture with saran warp or a tupperware lid. Let the chia seed mixture sit overnight. In the morning, give the chia seed mixture a stir. You will notice the mixture is no longer a liquid consistency, but a pudding consistency. Add your favorite toppings to the chia pudding and enjoy for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories: 144 kcal
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary Fiber: 9g
Sodium: 65 mg