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Chia seeds have joined the ranks of goji and açai berries as nutritionally dense Superfoods. Here's why to love them (Omega-3s! Fiber!) and a foolproof recipe for chia pudding.

Chia Seed dessertIn 2008, Dr. Oz praised Chia seeds as anti-aging agents. And this past fall he listed them as one of his top four brain foods, so it’s no surprise that they’ve joined the ranks of goji and açai berries as nutritionally dense superfoods.

The buzz seems to be well deserved—just two tablespoons of Chia seeds have more antioxidants than blueberries and more omega-3s and protein than flax, according to registered dietitian Christian Henderson of Pure Nutrition. Plus, the slowly metabolized carbs in the fiber-rich Chia seed can help to curb appetite, says as Organic Avenue founder Denise Mari, whose stores sell a popular (and super tasty) Chia Tapioca Pudding dessert and other Chia snacks online.

Chia seeds are also incredibly simple to add into your diet. They can be purchased whole or ground at most organic grocers and then sprinkled over your favorite dish or blended in smoothies.

Mari also suggests using them to create this healthy, delectable, and incredibly easy dessert. It’s a slightly different take on Organic Avenue’s popular tapioca version. —Danielle E. Alvarez

Chia Pudding

Ingredients
¾ cups of Chia seeds
2 cups of nut milk
1 tbsp of vanilla bean
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 pinch of cardamom (optional)

Directions
Add the ingredients to a bowl at room temperature. Allow to sit for about 30 minutes until the mixture has thickened into a tapioca texture. Serves four.

Photo credit: Veggie Wedgie


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