CHIA SEEDS // high in many important bone nutrients
Chia seeds are high in several nutrients that are important for bone health.
This includes calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and protein. The calcium content in particularly impressive…18% of the RDA in a single ounce.
Gram for gram, this is higher than most dairy products. Chia seeds may be considered an excellent source of calcium for those who do not eat dairy.
I must admit, this may be my favorite breakfast to date. The flavors went together so perfectly–imagine a little sweet + tart all at once. (The toppings I chose for this breakfast were– mangoes, cacao nibs, goji berries, passion fruit and a few mint leaves.)
Not only did it taste great but it was very easy to make. The chia pudding I made the night before and then just added the toppings in the morning. Ate this bad boy while getting ready for work, my favorite way to have breakfast.
I slowly have been removing animal products from my diet to help my joint pain and inflammation. After my friend Kristin posted an awful video of how cows are mistreated at certain facilities and how nasty milk truly is being made, it was easy for me to quit the stuff.
Chia seeds have become a big source of calcium for me since removing milk from my diet. If you too have recently cut dairy from your life or have an intolerance, add some chia seeds to your diet to get that calcium! Especially for the females reading, its very important to have good bone health.
Here you go!
BEET CHIA PUDDING
1 small raw beet (shave the skin off and roughly chop)
6-7 tbs chia seeds
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 tbs of honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a blender on high speed, add the chopped beets and almond milk until the beet is well pulverized.
- Pour into a jar of your choosing and mix in the chia seeds, honey and vanilla, stirring up to a minute to ensure no clumps form.
- Let sit overnight to enjoy the next morning or for at least 3-4 hours