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Passion Power Chia

23 Jan Passion Power Chia

Chia seeds are amazing little bombs.

I LOVE how versatile they are and always, always have a stash of it in the pantry.

And unconsciously, I’ve been using this in replacement of oats.

Been a little crazy with chia seeds because

They are loaded with incredible punch of nutrition, mainly–

Protein. Omega-3. Fibre.

 

I eat them mostly of its protein and fibre content, not omega-3.

 

Here’s why I don’t depend on chia seeds for omega-3.

 

The omega-3 in chia seeds are in the form of Alpha-Linoeic Acid (ALA), usually plant sources, which must be converted to DHA and EPA in order to be used in the body. 

In other words, ALA is a pre-cursor to DHA and EPA.

Unfortunately, the conversion process is inefficient in our body.

This means that we’re not getting much Omega-3 from chia seeds.

But it doesn’t mean that we stop eating these crunchy seeds, right?

Simple solution : Look out for other sources of DHA and EPA like fish oil, seafood and for vegans, algae.

 

Now, coming back to today’s recipe-

Passionfruit is deliciously sweet smelling and the best part?

No added sweetener!

It’s so so good.

If you want some crunch, add in trail mix and more chia seeds. I can’t seem to get enough. Haha.

Give it a go!


Passion Power Chia
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Snack
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Serves: 3
 
Heavenly sweet-smelling passionfruit mixed with chia pudding. Only 4 basic ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of coconut milk (or cashew, almond milk)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 passionfruits
  • 5 goji berries
  • Optional for extra crunch: trail mix (nuts and seeds), more chia seeds!
Instructions
  1. In a glass container, add in chia seeds and coconut milk. Optional for extra sweetness, add in a drop of liquid stevia or honey or maple syrup to taste.
  2. Allow mixture to soak for 30 minutes before serving, stirring occasionally as it thickens up. For best results, leave it in the fridge overnight. *#
  3. Scoop chia pudding in a serving bowl and top off with passionfruit, goji berries, trail mix and more chia seeds.
  4. *If the chia pudding gets too thick, add in a splash of water and stir.
  5. # If chia pudding gets too diluted, add in more chia, stir and let it soak for 30 minutes.

 

 

P.S. Enjoying this chia creation? Check out this recipe too – Cashew Chia Pudding!

 

xo,

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