Happy New Year, flavor seekers! Today, we're taking a delightful twist on your everyday snack and breakfast options. Introducing just better.® Raspberry Cacao Chia Seed Pudding - a simple and nutritious recipe, perfect for anyone looking to add more fiber and excitement to their menu.
Packed with the goodness of chia seeds, the natural sweetness of raspberries, and the health benefits of just better.® Prebiotic Fiber, this healthy pudding is a nutrient-dense treat that's a snap to prepare. Whether you're a busy professional, juggling family life, or just seeking healthier options, this recipe will delight your taste buds and support your wellness goals.
Chia seeds have earned their place as a superfood thanks to their remarkably comprehensive nutritional profile. These tiny seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber, making them great for digestion and maintaining a feeling of fullness. But that's just the beginning. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a type of essential fat that is crucial for brain health and reducing inflammation in the body. Unlike many plant-based foods, chia seeds contain all nine essential amino acids, making them a rare plant-based complete protein source.
Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, which help fight free radicals in the body, reducing oxidative stress and lowering the risk of chronic diseases. These antioxidants also contribute to the seeds' long shelf life, as they protect the sensitive fats in the seeds from going rancid.
Understanding the remarkable benefits of chia seeds helps us appreciate their nutritional value and the delightful ways we can incorporate them into our healthy living routine. Now, let’s put this knowledge into delicious practice with our easy-to-make chia seed pudding recipe.
just better.® Chia Seed Pudding Base
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup Unsweetened almond milk (or any nut milk of your choice)
3 Tablespoons just better.® Prebiotic Fiber
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh organic raspberries or blackberries
2 Tablespoons cacao
In a mixing bowl, combine the chia seeds and nut milk of choice.
Stir until the chia seeds are evenly dispersed and start to swell.
Add just better.® Prebiotic Fiber, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the mixture.
Mix thoroughly to ensure everything is combined.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the pudding to set and flavors to meld.
Once set, give the pudding a good stir. If it’s too thick, add a little more nut milk to reach your desired consistency.
Serve the pudding in bowls or glasses and top with berries of your choice.
For a chocolatey twist, try our Cacao Chia Seed Pudding variation. Simply add 2 tablespoons of cacao powder to the mixture along with the just better.® Prebiotic Fiber. The cacao not only adds a rich chocolaty flavor but also brings in extra antioxidants, making this variation a guilt-free indulgence for chocolate lovers.
Whether you opt for the classic version with your own toppings or our raspberry cacao-infused recipe, you're in for a satisfying and healthful experience. We hope this recipe inspires you to get creative in the kitchen and explore the many ways you can boost your fiber intake while still enjoying what you eat.
For more fiber-rich ideas, check out our recent blog, '15 High-Fiber Foods to Add to Your Meal Plan in 2024,' where we dive into a variety of nutritious foods that will elevate your meal plan. Stay tuned for more recipes, tips, and ideas on making your meals nutritious and irresistibly delicious.
And remember, with just better.® Prebiotic Fiber, you're always a scoop away from a healthier, fiber-rich meal, drink, or snack.
Live… just better.®!