Refreshingly delicious, this blueberry chia pudding has a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors from lemon, blueberry, chia seeds, and low-carb sweetener. Use your favorite milk and toppings and eat as a nourishing breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Benefits of Blueberries
Berries contain antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and resveratrol. Berries including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries, are nutrient-dense foods that are low in carbohydrates and high in nutrients. Blueberries have the most amount of antioxidants among common fruits and vegetables. In particular, one group of flavonoids called anthocyanins is thought to give many health benefits.
Health Benefits of Berries May Include
- Protect the heart
- Contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which may help reduce signs of skin aging
- Guard against cancer and inflammation
- Help control blood sugar
Benefits of Chia Seeds
Seeds, especially flaxseeds and chia seeds, are rich sources of fiber and lignans, a type of phytoestrogens. They may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and control blood sugar and weight. Chia seeds, in particular, are great sources of fiber and omega 3 fats. 1 ounce of chia seeds (28 gram) gives whopping 10.6 gram of fiber or 42% of daily value.
Health Benefits of Seeds May Include
- Lower total and LDL cholesterol
- Reduce blood pressure
- Control blood sugar
- Help with weight control
- Reduce inflammation and pain
Easy Recipe for Blueberry Chia Pudding
This recipe is versatile. You can use other types of berries or mixed fruits of your choice. You can pick your favorite type of milk if you are not a huge fan of almond milk. When the pudding is ready, you can add any toppings including yogurt (vegan yogurt if you follow a vegan diet), nuts, seeds, and fresh berries.
Ingredients for Blueberry Chia Pudding
- Blueberries, 2 Cups, divided
- Zest of one lemon
- Chia seeds, 6 Tablespoon
- Almond milk or milk of your choice, 1 Cup
- Low-carb sweetener, powdered, 2 Tablespoon
Instructions for Blueberry Chia Pudding
1. Set aside 1/4 of the fresh blueberries for topping later and use the rest for a puree. Mash by hand or use a blender to pulse blueberries and the zest of one lemon until smooth.
2.In a large bowl, mix the blueberry puree, milk, chia seeds, and sweetener. Divide the mix into four cups or bowls.
3. Refrigerate a couple of hours or overnight until it becomes a pudding like consistency.
4.Take out the pudding from the fridge and top with yogurt and fresh blueberries before serving.
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