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Chia Seed Pudding - a Phase III HCG Diet Treat

September 30, 2015
Chia Seed Pudding for HCG Diet Phase III
Chia Seed Pudding for HCG Diet Phase III

Chia Seeds are Power Packed with Nutrients

What can I say ... I LOVE Chia Seeds.  They are a staple in my household.  Chia seeds are great in a smoothie, we add them to our nut butters to make a seeded blend, they can be a great egg replacer when made into a gel with water and chia seed pudding is a family favorite ... even my 3 and 5 year old consider it a "special treat."  These little seeds can grow just about anywhere and have loads of calcium, antioxidants and omega 3's. 

 

On phase III of the HCG Diet, we like to introduce our patients to Chia Seeds. 

 

Chia Seed Pudding DIY!!

 

 

Chia seed pudding is a simple to create and is a nutrient dense treat that the whole family can enjoy.  Place it into small jars for the kids to take to lunch.  Serve it up for breakfast.  Make it dessert.

 

This is a versatile food that you can also make in many variations.  I really enjoy some sprouted almonds or fresh strawberries or blueberries on mine.  Chocolate shavings on top make it a fun dessert for the kiddos.  The sweetener can also vary depending upon what you like to use in your life. Maple syrup works well. If you are avoiding sugars all together, you can go for some stevia or just leave out sweetener all together. If you are going to try some stevia you can checkout www.sweetleaf.com and look at all of the flavored stevia drops.  The vanilla creme is nice in this recipe -- 5 drops is about the right amount depending upon your taste.

 

I will talk about 2 versions of this recipe.  One will be the blended form and one the whole seed form.  If you go for the blended form ... you have many options for variations that can be blended in. Try using bananas or dates as a sweetener.  Try making one with cinnamon.  You can try adding in almond butter.  Go for some blended berries.  Add in some vanilla protein powder.  The options are endless.  Have fun with the exploration in your kitchen of flavor and texture. 

 

Ingredients in the Chia Pudding Deliciousness!

  • 2 cups coconut milk (make it at home or by it at the store); almond milk works too!
  • ½ cup Chia Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (or less) maple syrup (or substitute sweetener ... see above)
  • Optional: ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder, cacao powder, matcha, etc
Directions -- plain and simple!
  1. The Smooth Version: Place all ingredients in blender and blend 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  2. The Whole Chia Seed Version: Blend all ingredients except chia seeds in a blender until smooth (including any added flavors, fruits or chocolate). Stir the chia seeds into the blended mixture!
  3. Pour mixture into a jar or glass container and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to let gel. I prefer to make this at night to have ready for a fast breakfast the next day.



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