This chia pudding is a great way to start your morning with a burst of fibre and flavour. Whipping this creamy pudding up the night before a busy day is the perfect way to get gut-health on the go!
- 90g chia seeds
- 100ml almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Thick yoghurt (we have used Bio&Me Original Yoghurt)
- banana, sliced
- no added sugar granola ( we have used Bio&Me Super Seedy & Nutty Granola)
- Combine the chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to set for 1 hour.
- To serve layer the chia seed pudding and thick yoghurt alternating layers in a glass jar.
- Then top with fresh blueberries, slices of banana and no added sugar granola.
They’re no ‘superfood’…but the power of chia seeds is in the FIBRE. These small and mighty seeds have pretty impressive fibre creds. For every 28g of chia seeds, there’s a whopping 11g of fibre – for every tablespoon (~10g), that’s around 4g of gut-loving fibre.
They’re also a good plant-based source of omega-3 (ALA) and a complete protein. And they’re in every box of Bio & Me gut-loving granola, porridge and muesli. Just remember, when it comes to your fibre sources, it’s all about VARIETY. So along with chia seeds, there are also 13-15 other types of plant-based goodness in every pack.
But what does omega-3 have to do with gut health?
Omega-3 increases bacteria in the gut that have been shown to produce anti-inflammatory chemicals called short-chain fatty acids. These clever little short-chain fatty acids in the gut are vital in many of the body’s processes. In fact, short-chain fatty acids (especially one called butyrate) has been linked to protecting us against a whole host of diseases, including bowel cancer, diabetes and depression. For more information on Omega 3, read our blog Omega 3 and gut health: whats the link?
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