Chia seeds are a great source of an essential omega-3 fatty acid called ALA. Research shows that ALA is a heart-healthy omega-3, reducing the risk of heart disease by reducing inflammation and increasing optimal blood vessel health.
From the Oh she glows cookbook
For the chia pudding:
• 1 cup almond OR coconut milk
• 3 TBSP chia seeds
• ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
• 1-3 tsp pure maple syrup (to taste)
• Fresh fruit, i.e. sliced bananas, berries
• Coconut flakes
• Nuts and seeds
In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond OR coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla, and syrup. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least 3 hours to thicken.
Serve the chilled pudding in parfait glasses or glass jars, alternating it with layers of fresh fruit and toppings of your choice.