I have always loved chia pudding. One thing I don’t love, is waiting around for food to be ready. Sure waiting over night for chia pudding is fine when you’re getting organised for the days ahead… but when I feel like chia pudding for a snack or dessert, I kinda want it asap. To be completely honest with you, I can’t remember why I decided to try boiling water. Whether I heard someone say it or I saw someone do it; I can’t remember for the life of me. I’ve been making it this way for years now and it’s a life changer.
Kefir is kind of similar to yogurt, but it’s runnier, and more of a drink. It’s essentially made by adding kefir grains to either cows or goats milk but it can be made from coconut milk! Over 24 hours the sugar in milk (lactose) and grains ferment, turning it into kefir. We all know that yogurt is a great source of probiotics, BUT, Kefir is much much higher in microorganisms making it an even better source of probiotics than yogurt! Now to why this is ‘gut healing’. Probiotics are known for their ability to improve the healthy gut micro-biome. Having healthy gut flora is so important for not only digestion but overall health and well-being. There are many studies emerging that identify a strong connection between the stomach and brain, meaning that gut flora can have an impact of anxiety, depression, and mood. Pretty incredible hey.
Chia seeds may look small and a little useless however, they are seriously nutritious. They’re loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and plenty of other micronutrients.