A Delicious and Healthy Cocoa Chia Pudding

Cocoa Chia Pudding

Cocoa Chia Pudding

Enjoy this wonderful chia pudding as a dessert or even for breakfast. Not only does this chia pudding have a great fresh chocolate flavor, it is also packed with valuable nutrition and antioxidants.

Here is some interesting nutritional and historical information about chia seeds fprovided by Web MD.

Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.

Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.

The mild, nutty flavor of chia seeds makes them easy to add to foods and beverages. They are most often sprinkled on cereal, sauces, vegetables, rice dishes, or yogurt or mixed into drinks and baked goods. They can also be mixed with water and made into a gel. Source and entire article: webmd.com

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