It’s true, this yummy snack comes from the very same plant as the infamous Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet. Chia seeds are a great source of both Omega-3 Fatty Acids and fiber, and they aid in digestion. They are also loaded with calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds can be eaten ground and whole. Chia Seeds are tasteless, so they are a great nutritional booster to just about anything.
In a one ounce serving of chia seeds you get-
- 11 grams of fiber
- 18% of your daily calcium
- 27% of your daily phosphorus
- 4.4 grams of protein
- 5 grams of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
When you let chia seeds soak in liquid for about 30 minutes, they expand to 3 times their size and become gel-like (great for regularity!). In this particular recipe, you let the chia seeds soak in Vanilla SOL, so that it absorbs all that delicious Sunflower flavor! Then, layer it with your favorite granola or muesli and fresh raspberries – a perfect Valentine’s breakfast or snack if you ask us
Vanilla SOL Chia Seed Pudding
-¼ cup of chia seeds
-½ cup of Vanilla SOL Sunflower Beverage
-½ tablespoon honey
-½ teaspoon vanilla
-½ cup granola/muesli
-⅓ cup fresh berries
In a medium size bowl, combine chia seeds, Vanilla SOL, honey, and vanilla. Let sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until the chia seeds expand and soak up the SOL. Next, layer chia seed pudding with granola/muesli and fresh berries! Enjoy!