May is Celiac Awareness Month. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease which damages the small intestine, slowing the rate at which it absorbs and digests nutrients from food. Approximately 3 million people have this disease, while many more report a sensitivity to gluten. In observance, we’re sharing a delicious gluten-free recipe that anyone can enjoy. Whether you have a gluten sensitivity or are looking for healthy food alternatives, this chia seed pudding recipe is a must-try. Chia seeds are free of gluten and a powerhouse of nutrients, with fiber, protein, and omega 3 fatty acids. You can prep this recipe before bed and wake up to a quick and healthy breakfast or save it for a mid-day snack.
Ingredients (yields 1 serving):
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/2 cup of milk (or raw coconut milk, almond milk)
1 teaspoon of Stevia (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover the bowl with a lid or with a plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
In the AM, stir the pudding to make sure there aren’t any clumps. Next, add your preferred toppings. We went with gluten-free granola and black raspberries. You can try strawberries, grapes, kiwis, oranges, the yummy possibilities are endless. Note: we love toppings and used minimal pudding, you can increase the measurements to make more pudding. Enjoy!
image and recipe via @devianna_