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Chia Pudding is Perfect for Breakfast and Desserts! Here Are Some Delicious and Easy Recipes For You To Try

Chia Pudding is Perfect for Breakfast and Desserts! Here Are Some Delicious and Easy Recipes For You To Try

Ever felt guilty while reaching for another rich dessert? Or struggled to find time to eat a healthy, tasty breakfast in the morning?

Yes?

Then you need to try Chia Pudding.

    This unusual pudding is made from chia seeds and a liquid of your choice. When added to water, the seeds form a gel, and the finished pudding resembles a mousse or yoghurt.

    It’s healthy, easy to prepare and can be customised to suit your tastes – so it’s not surprising that this little pudding is becoming extremely popular.

    Make chia pudding once, and we guarantee you’ll be hooked.

    5 Benefits of Eating Chia Seeds

    Wondering exactly what these weird sounding seeds are, and why you should be eating them?

    We’re here to let you know.

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    Chia seeds have loads of health benefits, and we’ve listed some of the most significant below.

    1. They’re low in calories.

    One ounce of chia seeds contains only 137 calories, making them an excellent choice if you’re looking to lose weight. Calorie for calorie, chia seeds contain many more nutrients than lots of other foods, so they’ll definitely be a better dessert choice than that bar of chocolate or slice of cake.

    2. They’re high in fibre.

    Chia seeds are high in fibre, which aids digestion and can help you to lose weight. If you struggle to get enough fibre in your diet, adding a handful of chia seeds to your breakfast is an easy way to get more.

    3. They contain plenty of antioxidants.

    Chia seeds have been found to contain lots of antioxidants, including quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin [1].

    Antioxidants can help slow and prevent cell damage, keeping your body functioning the way it should. Getting antioxidants from your diet is much more effective than taking supplements, so chia seeds are a great choice.

    4. They’re high in protein

    Chia seeds contain high amounts of protein, with only 2 tablespoons packing in a whole 4 grams of protein [2]. They’re a particularly goo d option if you don’t eat animal products and struggle to get enough protein from plant-based sources.

    5. They contain omega-3 fatty acids

    Chia seeds are high in omega-3, which is usually found in fish. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, eating chia seeds is an excellent way to stock up on the fatty acid that you might otherwise be lacking. Milled chia seeds are best when it comes to helping your body absorb omega-3.

    How to Make a Basic Chia Pudding

    Making chia pudding seriously could not be easier. Try out the super-basic recipe below.

    Ingredients

    3 cups of milk (any kind will do)

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    1/2 cup chia seeds

    1 tablespoon sweetener (try sugar, maple syrup or agave nectar)

    Method

    1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.

    2. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours (or overnight if you’re making breakfast).

    3. Remove from the fridge and add toppings of your choice. You could try fruit, nuts and seeds)

    4. Enjoy!

    Top Ten Chia Pudding Recipes

    1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

      Craving unhealthy peanut butter cups? Make this decadent-sounding chia pudding instead.

      2. Chia Pudding with Berry Layers

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        This berry-layered chia pudding is packed full of fruit, making it a wonderful summer breakfast option.

        3. Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding

          This chocolate orange chia pudding is really simple to make, but packs a big flavour punch. Try replacing chocolate orange with this healthy pud.

          4. Coffee Chia Pudding

            Ever wish you could turn your coffee into a healthy dessert? With this tasty pudding you can – it even includes a ‘frothy’ whipped cream top.

            5. Lemon Curd Chia Pudding

              The fresh, tangy flavours of lemon combine with creamy chia to make this vibrant dessert. Perfect for hot days.

              6. Matcha Chia Pudding

                If you like matcha green day, then this is the pudding for you. It’s packed full of nutrients and will have you feeling amazing.

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                7. Mint Chocolate Chia Pudding

                  If you like mint chocolate chip ice cream, you’ll love this pudding. All of the flavour of ice cream, with way more nutrients and nowhere near as many calories.

                  8. Apple Pie Chia Pudding

                    Perfect for autumn and winter, this apple pie chia pudding should bring up cozy childhood memories.

                    9. Strawberry Shortcake Chia Pudding

                      This fun, fresh pudding is ideal for kids – or anyone who loves strawberries. Serve in glass jars for the best effect.

                      10. Chocolate and Raspberry Chia Pudding

                        With only 5 ingredients, this pudding is extremely easy to make, but looks decadent enough to serve at a dinner party. Use frozen raspberries for extra convenience.

                        Try chia pudding today, and you’ll never be stuck for a healthy breakfast or tasty dessert again.

                        Reference

                        [1] Chia UK: Antioxidants in Chia Seeds
                        [2] BodyBuilding.com: Super Seed: The Case For Chia!

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                        Eloise Best

                        Eloise is an everyday health expert and runs My Vegan Supermarket, a vegan blog and database of supermarket products.

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                        Last Updated on November 18, 2020

                        50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                        50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                        If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming.

                        That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points.

                        Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn:

                        1. Believe It to See It

                        Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you.

                        2. See Problems as a Wonderful Gift

                        While others only see problems and give up, successful people use the problem as a lesson to find improvement in themselves or the task at hand.

                        3. Keep Looking for Solutions

                        Even if they’re knee-deep in problems, successful people will still put all of their focus on finding solutions.

                        4. Remember It’s All About the Journey

                        Successful people are conscious and methodical in creating their own success. They don’t sit around doing the bare minimum, hoping success finds them.

                        5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

                        There’s so much fear on the road to success, but instead of letting that fear control and limit them, successful people do a good job of just forging ahead regardless.

                        6. Always Ask Productive Questions

                        It’s all about asking the right questions. Successful people make sure they are questions that will elicit information for a more productive, creative and positive mindset moving forward.

                        7. Understand the Best Waste of Energy Is Complaining

                        Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.

                        8. Don’t Play the Blame Game

                        Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon. While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.

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                        9. Maximize Your Strengths

                        Not every successful person is simply more talented than the rest, but they do use what they know they’re good at to achieve more successful results.

                        10. Be in It to Win It

                        Successful people are busy, productive and proactive. Instead of sitting around over-thinking and over-planning a great idea, they just take a step towards it no matter how small.

                        11. Know That Success Attracts Success

                        People who are successful surround themselves and seek out like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team and forge win-win relationships.

                        12. Actually Choose to Be Successful

                        Dreaming big is a massive part of being successful even if your dream seems impossible. Ambition is a mindset that needs to be a daily conscious choice.

                        13. Visualize, Visualize, Visualize!

                        You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.

                        14. Be a One-Off Original

                        Successful people look for what’s working and then create a unique spin on it. Imitating only regurgitates other people’s ideas with no originality.

                        15. The Perfect Time to Act Is Now

                        Waiting for the right time to act is basically procrastination wrapped up in an excuse. Successful people know there’s never a perfect time so they may as well just do it now.

                        16. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

                        Continuous learning is the key to a successful life. Whether it’s academic, being a student of life or actionable learning, it’s all about expanding your knowledge and personal development.

                        17. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

                        Successful people have the knack for finding positive aspects in all people and circumstances no matter what.

                        18. Having a Bad Day? Do It Anyway!

                        We all have bad moods but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop everything. Giving into a bad mood just stop-starts your life, slowing success way down.

                        19. Sometimes Risky Business Is Needed

                        Calculated risks are a must for success. It’s about weighing the pros and cons while moving forward with that element of trust.

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                        20. Accept Challenge All the Time

                        Dealing with problems head-on is a must to be successful. Successful people also face challenges in order to improve themselves.

                        21. Make Your Own Luck

                        In the mindset of a successful person, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’ or ‘fate’. They take control to actively and consciously create their own best life.

                        22. Ignite Your Initiative

                        While many people are reactive, successful people are proactive – taking action before they have to.

                        23. Be the Master of Your Emotions

                        Being effective at managing emotions is key on the road to success. That’s not to say successful people don’t feel like we all do, but they’re just not slaves to their emotions.

                        24. Champion in Communication

                        Consciously working on effective communication skills gets anyone closer to success.

                        25. Plan Your Life Strategically

                        Successful people’s lives aren’t a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes, they methodically work at turning their plans into a reality.

                        26. Become Exceptional at What You Do

                        To become exceptional, you typically have to do things that most won’t. To become successful, hard decisions need to be made and acting on them is crucial.

                        27. Choose to Live Outside of Your Comfort Zone

                        While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

                        28. Live by Core Values

                        Successful people firstly identify their core values and what’s important to them, then do their best to live a life that reflects these values.

                        29. Realize Money Isn’t Everything

                        Money and success are not interchangeable and the most successful people understand this. Putting money on a pedestal and equating it to success is a dangerous mindset to have. Success comes in many forms.

                        30. Don’t Get Carried Away

                        Successful people understand the importance of discipline and self-control and as a result they are happy to take the road less travelled.

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                        31. Self-Worth Is Not Tied to Success

                        Successful people are secure. They do not derive their self-worth from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

                        32. Kindness Breeds Kindness (And Success)

                        Generosity and kindness is a common trait among long-term successful people. It’s important to take pleasure in helping others achieve.

                        33. More Humility, Less Arrogance

                        Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability. They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

                        34. Change Opens New Doors

                        People who are successful are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

                        35. Success Requires a Healthy Body

                        It’s not just how you think, it’s about how you show up for success. Successful people understand the importance of being physically well, not for vain reasons but because being in tiptop condition creates a better personal life for success.

                        36. Laziness Just Doesn’t Exist

                        Successful people are never considered lazy. Yes, they can relax when they need to, but working hard is their game.

                        37. Resilience by the Bucket Load

                        When difficulty strikes, most would throw in the towel, but successful people are just warming up.

                        38. Feedback Is Just Another Chance to Improve

                        How people react to feedback determines their potential for success. Being open to constructive criticism and acting on it to improve is most seen in those who are successful.

                        39. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

                        If people are hanging out with toxic and negative people, then they need to take a look at themselves. Successful people hang out with others who are positive and supportive.

                        40. Can’t Control It? Forget It

                        Successful people don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

                        41. Swim Against the Tide

                        Successful people are not people-pleasers and they don’t need constant approval from others in order to move ahead.

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                        42. Alone Time Is Valuable Time

                        More self-worth means being more comfortable with your own company. Successful people are more happy and see the value in spending time alone.

                        43. Self-Standard Is Higher Than Most

                        Everyone has a choice to set high standards for themselves. Successful people do this, which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

                        44. Failure Isn’t Rationalized

                        While many use age, health, lack of time, ‘bad luck’, or lack of opportunity to explain away their failure, the key to success is finding a way to succeed despite facing these challenges.

                        45. Down Time Is an Important Part of a Routine

                        Having an off switch and taking time to do things that make them happy is a common trait of a successful person. Take a look at here The Importance of Scheduling Downtime.

                        46. Career Isn’t Who You Are, It’s What You Do

                        Successful people know their career isn’t their identity. They are multi-dimensional and don’t define themselves by their job.

                        47. Be Interested in Only the Path of Resistance

                        While most people look for the easiest way or the shortcut, successful people are more interested in the most effective way. They look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

                        48. Follow Through

                        Many spend their life starting things that they never finish, but successful people get the job done. Even when the excitement and the novelty has worn off they still follow through and finish.

                        49. Invest in All Your Dimensions

                        We’re not just physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. Successful people consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

                        50. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

                        To obtain success, it’s important to practice what you preach. Successful people don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

                        So there you have it, a summary of what I’ve learned from self-help books. But of course, you need to start taking actions so you will get closer to success too.

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