Toni Julian, health advocate, author and creator of TONI’S Protein Meals
I’m excited to share a recipe with you based on one of my most favorite power foods, the mighty chia seed. These tiny seeds are packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients, fiber, Omega 3 healthy fats and protein to boost the immune system.
Chia sees were prized by the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, and it was used as a ritualistic offering to their gods, as well as for medicinal purposes.
Today, they are available at most specialty food markets. Have you ever sprouted a chia seed? It’s simple, just stir it into fluid and watch it absorb within about 15 minutes. This property makes the chia seed a perfect go-to healthy detox ingredient and delicious pudding. The fiber and gelatinous substance helps absorb toxins, fights constipation and the fiber will help keep you, ahem, regular.
The mighty chia helps remove toxins from the colon to help the process of detoxification
The Omega 3 fatty acids strengthen the immune system
Chia seeds are anti-inflammatory and reduce pain and inflammation
Absorb up to 30 times their weight in moisture for improved hydration
- Chia Pudding
- 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2/3 cup chia seeds
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 packets Truvia or Stevia (optional for sweetness)
Switch it up! Add a tablespoon of cacao powder and mint extract instead of cinnamon and vanilla, or add your own mix-ins!
Place all ingredients in a sealable glass container. A mason jar works best so you can give it a good shake to blend all the ingredients. Keep refrigerated and help yourself to a bowl of yummy deliciousness anytime you need a quick energy boost. It keeps fresh for up to a week, if it’s not eaten first!
If you’re interested in more healthy, detoxifying, energy-boosting superfoods, check out TONI’S Hot Protein Meals here and get 25% off my sampler pack. (Use promo code DOUBLEFUEL). They are the perfect balance of lean protein–18 grams– complex carbohydrates for high fiber, and a full serving of Omega-3 fatty acids in each meal.
Please share this with your friends who are interested stepping up their wellness game!
From my heart to yours,
Toni Julian is a nationally renowned health advocate, nutrition adviser, fitness expert, and author of BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time, as well as a 50-something mom of four! She is also the creator of TONI’S High Performance Meals, a complete and healthy hot protein meal with 18 grams of protein and that’s ready in minutes. Get your sampler pack here and get 25% off.