Chia seeds are a great source of antioxidants, omega 3 and calcium. They can help you lose weight, reduce bloating, improve skin's texture, reduce cholesterol levels, and avoid high blood pressure. It sure does look like a miraculous seed, doesn't it?
This classic chia pudding is extremely easy to prepare. And the best part is that when the chia hydrates for a while - like in the preparation of this dessert - it can double in size, welling and forming a gel, that slows gastric emptying, helping to reduce appetite and increase the feeling of satiety. Plus, this type of dessert is a healthy alternative to dribbling the urge to eat sweets.
For the original recipe of chia pudding, you put together 1-2 tbsp of chia seeds with any vegetal milk (coconut, almond, cashew, oat) in a container (preferably glass) and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours for the milk to be completely absorbed. It is even better to have it done at night and spend the night resting in the refrigerator.
After this period, it's ready to serve. You can add fruits, granola, or other superfoods as toppings to make it even more nutritious.