Confession time, ladies – I absolutely cannot go to bed unless I have had my nightly sweet treat. Every night without fail, as soon as the dinner dishes are done I tend to find myself poking around the fridge for a morsel of chocolate, a scoop of ice cream, or if it’s been a particularly long day, a large spoon full of Nutella *drools* In search of something less, uhhh, terrible for me, I recently tried my hand at making chia seed pudding and the results – very, very drool worthy.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for awhile, the world has basically gone gaga over chia seeds, the small black seeds being hailed as the best new superfood in the health and fitness world right now. A great source of calcium and omega-3, chia seeds contain powerful antioxidants that help to keep your skin looking great, and magnesium that helps you to sleep better. An added benefit, with 11 grams of fibre and 4.4 grams of protein per serving, chia seeds are great for helping to keep you fuller for longer.
Because they are super filling, chia seed puddings are generally eaten for breakfast, however if you are looking for a healthy after dinner treat, a smaller serving of the pudding the perfect way to satisfy your cravings. In search of the best chia seed pudding that the internet has to offer, I stumbled across a drool-worthy recipe on Craftsy – peanut butter banana chia seed pudding. Yes, it is as good as it sounds.
Being vegan and gluten-free, this chia seed pudding is perfect for foodies of all sorts. Simply prepare your chia pudding a day in advance and have it all ready to go in the fridge to indulge in after dinner or if you prefer, for breakfast. Yummm!