Chia seeds are tiny powerhouses of soluble fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants!
Soluble fiber helps to lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
With plenty of fiber and healthy fats, chia seeds can also help manage blood sugar levels.
This chia pudding has some extra protein from collagen and Greek yogurt.
You will need:
For the base
2 scoops unflavored collagen peptides (or 1 scoop protein powder of choice)
3/4 cup almond milk
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Mix protein powder and almond milk together first, then add chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Using a fork, combine. Make sure the chia seeds are not clumped together. Let set in the fridge for 4+ hours or overnight.
Feel free to customize your chia pudding however you wish! Some toppings I enjoy are fruit, honey, nuts, granola, maple syrup, peanut butter, fruit preserves or jam! Mine with banana and pumpkin seeds is pictured above.