Chia seeds are the perfect blend of nutrients and have an energizing blend of omega-3 fats, fiber, protein, vitamins and antioxidants. They are on the list of top superfoods! Chia seeds are the addition to your diet that you need to support you in postpartum. Mayans actually used chia seeds to support their warriors' endurance and strength. This timeless little seed thickens in liquid, which makes it easy for the body to digest and benefit from all the wonderful nutrients.
Chia seeds are one of my daughter’s favorite snacks, so I am bringing you a house favorite that can be eaten as a filling breakfast or snack. My chia seed pudding is even decadent enough to be eaten as a dessert.
Coconut Chia Pudding Ingredients:
1 cup of coconut cream
1 cup of coconut milk
½ cup of chia seeds
½ tsp of lemon zest
3 tablespoons agave nectar
How to Make Coconut Chia Pudding
Mix together the coconut milk, cream and seeds. Add the optional lemon zest and agave nectar. Agave nectar is not needed if the coconut cream you buy has added sugar in it already. Try to find USDA organic coconut cream if you can.
Place in a glass storage container and set in the fridge. It's best to let it set up overnight. Without toppings, this pudding is generally a safe starter food for your babies. Place a scoop on their tray and let them dip their little fingers and spoons into it. Be sure to read the article Gagging versus Choking to make sure meal time is safe and productive.
There are also many health benefits in coconut for your little ones including supporting brain development, boosting the immune system and improving digestion. Coconut is rich with iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E and C. As for you mama, when you are about ready to eat the pudding, try adding crushed walnuts and raspberries for added postpartum health benefits.