This satisfying nutritious pudding is a healthy way to start your day.
Chia Seed Benefits:
Packed with protein, fibre, antioxidants and minerals, the omega-3 molecule is unique in its ability to rapidly change its shape. This exceptional flexibility of omega-3's is passed to organs that absorb it. Omega-3s thin the blood of humans and animals as well as the sap of plants. As a result of these qualities, omega-3's are utilized by the fastest functioning organs in the body. For example, omega-3's enable our hearts to beat properly, our blood to flow freely, our eyes to see, and our brains to make decisions faster and more clearly.
The omega-6 fatty acids, on the other hand, serve the opposite function: they thicken the blood of humans and animals as well as the juices of plants. Omega-6's solidify and cause inflammation of the tissues. Some scientists link an excess of omega-6's in the human diet with such conditions as heart disease, stroke, arthritis, asthma, menstrual cramps, diabetes, headaches, and tumor metastases.
Total Omega-3 fatty acids in 1 ounce 4915 mg (3 times) more omega 3's
Total Omega-6 fatty acids in 1 ounce 1620 mg
Fig Benefits: calcium promoting bone density; iron for energy; dietary fibre to nourish and tone intestines; potassium for lowering blood pressure; magnesium is nerve and muscle relaxer; highly alkaline to balance body pH levels; B vitamins which are nerve tonics; have anti-diabetic properties to help stabilize blood sugar and explains why they are good at curbing sugar cravings.
Chia Omega Pudding
Yield: 3/4 cup
1 Tbsp Chia seeds
1/4 cup water
2 large Calimyrna Figs, chopped
1 tsp raw carob powderCinnamon - optional
- Soak Chia seeds in 1/4 cup water for 15 minutes until it thickens into a gel
- Soak Figs separately in enough water to cover for 15 minutes and save the soak water
- Blend Chia mixture, banana, figs, and carob powder in a blender, adding fig soak water as needed to keep blender moving
- If using a small Tribest blender (pictured here) add each ingredient a bit at a time until smoothly blended - Enjoy!