Chia seeds offer up some major benefits for any pre or postnatal mother. These tasty little seeds contain protein, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, iron, phosphorus and much more. Expecting and breastfeeding mamas: your growing baby needs nutrients found in chia seeds for healthy bone, teeth, and brain development. Postpartum mothers take note: chia seeds help reduce belly fat by stabilizing blood sugar and by fighting insulin resistance which can be associated with an increase in belly fat. In other words, find any and all ways to fill up on this nourishing superfood! As chia seeds are virtually tasteless, they can be added to soups, smoothies, porridges, and/or delicious chia puddings like the one featured here.
1 full can full-fat organic coconut milk
1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk (from carton)
1/2 cup chia seeds
1 TBSP vanilla extract
+any crunchy healthy toppings you enjoy (think blueberries, slivered almonds, cacao nibs, cinnamon, hemp seeds, or granola!)
Combine all ingredients into mason jar or tupperware, stir well. Refrigerate at least one hour (my tastiest, gooiest chia puddings happen after having stayed cool in the fridge for a few days). Spoon into bowl, add toppings, and enjoy!