Check out this recipe for a delicious easy to transport snack packed with nutrients and the anti-inflammatory powerhouse cinnamon.
Ch-Ch-Ch-CHIA! Anyone else remember those old commercials for chia pets? (if your thinking what the heck is a chia pet, then wow did I age myself haha).
I recently started adding this to my snack rotations and I love how easy it is to make a healthy and delicious snack that is easy to travel with. I can even get my kids involved and they love personalizing their own. It's a snack I can feel good about them eating!
Chia seeds are considered a superfood for heart health and are a great antioxidant. They contain high amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids and can help raise your good cholesterol. They also are a great source of vegan protein and fiber. Chia seeds are 40% fiber by weight. Due to the high levels of fiber, they can help slow absorption and make you feel full longer, helping you to not overeat. They also are great for your gut health and help feed your gut flora. . Another superfood I add is cinnamon. Cinnamon has been known to balance blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, improve digestion, and it is also a strong in antiviral and antibacterial properties. -
1-2 Tbsp. Organic Chia seeds
1/3 cup coconut milk (vanilla or unsweetened)
1/4 cup water (depending on how thick you want it)
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp slivered or crushed almonds
1/3 cup berries or diced apple
stevia or honey (manuka for added benefits!) to taste (optional)
Im excited for you to try this one out and let me know what you think!!