I don’t know what the hell has come over me. I have had a serious case of writers block or, frankly…laziness the pastcouple weeks. womp wompppppp. I mean, I’ve been working out and cooking, but have been totally neglecting you all.
Ugh, my lack of blogging has become out right embarrassing. lol.
Anyway, today, Thursday morning at 6:00 A.M. I have finally busted out my old ass Macbook Pro and sat at my desk to bring you a very much awaited post. I’ve been dying to post this YUMMMMYYY ass recipe Of….wait for it…..
MANGO COCONUT CHIA SEED PUDDING
I was stoked to receive a great package from Mamma Chia to try out and to share my opinion. I am NOOOOOO stranger to the wonderful benefits of chia seeds. Let me tell you. I’ve always LOVED a great chia pudding! In one tablespoon of chia you will consume 2,430 mg Omega-3s, 4 grams fiber, 3 grams complete protein, and ONLY 60 calories!!!
In wanting to try a new recipe, I started researching some of the blogs I follow for inspiration.
I found the perfect recipe to share! This recipe is by my homegirl over at Skinnytaste.com, and she killed it with this recipe for:
MANGO COCONUT CHIA SEED PUDDING
I followed it pretty much to how she made it, and the results were incredible!!!! Just a few key ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a bowl of SUPERFOOD heaven!
The recipe is listed above, but again:
- 1/2 cup lite coconut milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 3/4 cup fresh ripe mango, diced
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp unsweetened reduced fat shredded coconut
- 4-6 drops liquid stevia(or agave/honey to taste)
- In a bowl, add 2 tbsp CHIA seeds & Unsweetened Reduced Fat Shredded COCONUT
- Add your Light Coconut Milk (I used this one), and your Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. ( I use this one) & your sweetener of choice. I used my fave sugar free honey by Natures Hollow.
- Mix and beat with a fork and you will begin to notice the chia seeds and mix become gelatinous. THIS IS GOOD!
- Now, fold in your very ripe chunks of mango.
- Place in fridge for and hr or two. WOWOWOWOWOWO!!!!
Servings: 2 • Size: 1 cup •Calories: 159.1 • Fat: 9.6 g • Protein: 3.6 g • Carb: 17.9 g • Fiber: 6.5 g • Sugar: 9.2 g Sodium: 52.2 mg Before I get into this fabulous MAMMA CHIA giveaway, I wanted to share with you (if you already don’t know) The AMAZING benefits of CHIA seeds. Chia seeds are super rich in Omega-3s, antioxidants, protein, and fiber.It contains calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, and is a great source of healthy omega-3 fats. As an added benefit, chia seeds can be eaten whole or milled, while flax seeds have to be ground before consumption in order to access their health benefits for example. LOOK — 10 reasons to add chia seeds to your diet: (source: Huffingtonpost.com)
Combat Diabetes Chia is being studied as a potential natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion. The gelatinous coating chia seeds develops when exposed to liquids-can also prevent blood sugar spikes.
Get More Fibre Just a 28-gram or one-ounce serving of chia has 11 grams of dietary fibre — about a third of the recommended daily intake for adults. Adding some chia to your diet is an easy way to make sure you’re getting a good amount of fibre, which is important for digestive health.
Stock Up On Omega-3 Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, with nearly five grams in a one-ounce serving. These fats are important for brain health. “There’s better conversion of omega 3s into the plasma or into the food than with flax seed,” said researcher Wayne Coates.
Stronger Teeth And Bones A serving of chia seeds has 18 per cent of the recommended daily intake for calcium, which puts your well on your way to maintaining bone and oral health, and preventing osteoporosis.
Don’t Forget Manganese Manganese isn’t a well-known nutrient, but it’s important for our health: it’s good for your bones and helps your body use other essential nutrients like biotin and thiamin. One serving of chia seeds, or 28 grams, has 30 per cent of your recommended intake of this mineral.
Plenty Of Phosphorus With 27 per cent of your daily value for phosphorus, chia seeds also helps you maintain healthy bones and teeth. Phosphorus is also used by the body to synthesize protein for cell and tissue growth and repair.
Pack In The Protein Chia seeds also make a great source of protein for vegetarians and don’t have any cholesterol. One 28-gram serving of these super seeds has 4.4 grams of protein, nearly 10 per cent of the daily value.
Fight Belly Fat Chia’s stabilizing effect on blood sugar also fights insulin resistance which can be tied to an increase in belly fat, according to Live Strong. This type of resistance can also be harmful for your overall health.
Get Full. Faster Tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, is also found in chia seeds. While tryptophan is responsible for that strong urge to nap after a big Thanksgiving dinner for example, it also helps regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood.
Improve Heart Health According to the Cleveland Clinic, chia seeds have been shown to improve blood pressure in diabetics, and may also increase healthy cholesterol while lowering total, LDL, and triglyceride cholesterol. All good news for your ticker! If that doesn’t make you wanna run to your nearest market and splurge on some CHa Cha CHIA seeds, Shit, I dunno what else to tell ya! lol.
Lucky for one of you…A LUCKY From Fries To Fit reader will will this MAMMA CHIA Super package! Here’s What you WIN!!
** One week’s supply of Mamma Chia products – 7 Chia Squeezes
Delicious 70 calorie squeeze snacks that are GLUTEN-FREE & VEGAN in 2 of there delicious flavors. These are organic and NON-GMO, a good source of fiber AND contain 1200mg of Omega-3. Great for an On-The-Go snack, for kids and adults, and for a lil extra natural energy! I’ve tried both flavors…in fact, I even had a couple friends try them out, and people fell in love with the flavor and texture. I found that refrigerating them before consuming was best.
** 7 beverage vouchers
I LOVE these Vitality drinks! There are 9 fab flavors and you can reap the benefits of this power seed with some amazing flavors! Heres the brake down of what you can expect in one bottle of Mamma Chia Vitality:
- 2500 mg Omega-3s
- Excellent Source of Fiber
- 4 g Complete Protein
- 95 mg Calcium
- Powerful Antioxidants
- Gluten-Free and Vegan
- Lightly Sweetened
- Less than one tablespoon of Organic Agave
- Environmentally Friendly, Glass Bottle
** One copy of Janie’s book – Chia Vitality
In Jane Hoffman’s Book: Chia Vitality: 30 Days to Better Health, Greater Vibrancy, and a More Meaningful and Purposeful Life, she shows you how integrating chia into your diet to really boost your stamina, help you lose weight, and feel more alive than ever before. She offers a 30 day program to well-being with this little superseed as the key factor.This is what the plan offers:
*A flexible meal plan packed with flavorful whole foods and easy, delicious recipes to help you fuel your body, mind and soul *A simple yoga routine to build strength and flexibility *A meditation course that will awaken and renew spiritual energy with just minutes a day *A strategy for engaging more deeply in the world around you
Janie also offers her personal story of how she suffered severe auto-immune diseases, and after years of trying doctor after doctor, she turned to an alternative method that included changing her diet, a yoga practice, meditation, and the power of our friend, the CHIA seed. 3 months later..remarkably she was symptom free.
** One Mamma Chia T-Shirt
** Total retail value: $75
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Winner will be drawn random and will be chosen and posted in 1 week.
Giveaway ends: May 22nd 2014. Once chosen, you will receive an email from ME!!!!!!!
good luck babes!!!!
Disclaimer: I received the Mamma Chia products mentioned in this post through a campaign I participated in with FitFluential. No compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.