Start your day off write with this antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory blueberry chia pudding for weight loss, gestational diabetes, and fatty liver. This healthy chia pudding for weight loss is made with five ingredients:
- Frozen blueberries
- Chia seeds
- Almond milk
You can enjoy this chia pudding recipe for weight loss at breakfast or as an afternoon snack. This anti-inflammatory chia pudding makes four servings and is a great healthy breakfast for gestational diabetes, weight loss, and insulin resistance.
If you are single or a family of two, make the chia pudding in a glass jar with a lid so that you have a pre-prepped healthy chia pudding for a later date.
I love making this blueberry chia pudding ahead of time to have a healthy breakfast to grab on the go because mornings can be busy. Having a pre-made easy and healthy breakfast is a huge time saver for busy parents with kids to get ready or a full-time job. Life, in general, these days can be busy for everyone.
This blueberry chia pudding recipe is also great for weight loss, improving insulin sensitivity, and reducing inflammation. The chia seeds are an excellent source of anti-inflammatory omega-three fats and plant-based protein.
Blueberries are an antioxidant-rich fruit high in anthocyanins, which is a potent antioxidant to reduce insulin resistance. The ability of blueberries to improve insulin sensitivity is why this blueberry chia pudding is great for people with diabetes.
Eating blueberries can also help to prevent fatty liver, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. There are so many health benefits from eating this chia seed pudding with blueberries.
Both blueberries and chia seeds are some of the top foods for brain health.
Are chia seeds good for fatty liver?
This healthy chia pudding for weight loss and diabetes is also fantastic for reducing a fatty liver. Fatty liver is an underlying cause of weight gain and diabetes. See the connection? What benefits the liver also promotes weight loss and improves insulin sensitivity.
The omega 3 fatty acids in chia seeds have been shown to reduce fatty liver. Chia seeds are also one of the richest plant-based sources of omega 3 fats, antioxidants and fiber, all beneficial components for weight loss and insulin resistance.
This study demonstrates that 25 grams of chia seeds per day for 8 weeks reversed fatty liver in 52 percent of patients, particularly in obese people. These results after consuming chia seeds were accompanied by a lower BMI and reduced waist circumference. Pretty amazing to me!
This blueberry chia pudding was one of the gestational diabetes recipes that I use when I was managing my blood sugar through diet during my pregnancy. I must say chia seeds are a staple in my diet for many reasons. They are anti-inflammatory, great for fatty liver, contain the essential omega 3 fats that promote weight loss, and are an excellent source of protein!
How to make the blueberry chia pudding for weight loss
Making this healthy chia pudding for weight loss is super easy, but you will need to allow 20 minutes for the chia seeds to soak up the almond milk and form a perfectly thick chia seed pudding consistency.
While the chia seeds are soaking, make the blueberry sauce from frozen blueberries to top the chia pudding and yogurt.
Start by mixing ½ cup of chia seeds with 2.5 cups almond milk in a jug or mixing bowl. Use a fork to whisk the chia seeds evenly throughout the almond milk. Give another quick whisk in ten minutes, then again before making the individual blueberry chia puddings.
Place 4 cups of frozen blueberries into a pot with 2 tbsp honey and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat. Stir a couple of times while heating the blueberries. After heating for 10 minutes, use a potato masher to mash the blueberries into a slightly chunky blueberry sauce.
Make four individual blueberry chia puddings by equally dividing the chia pudding into the bottom of each jar. Top with ¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt, then spoon the blueberry sauce on each chia pudding.
Enjoy these healthy chia puddings right away, or store them in the fridge for a later date. You can also top the weight loss chia puddings with some homemade granola before serving for a textured crunch that is so yummy!
This chia and flaxseed pudding can also be topped with blueberries and is full of omega 3 fats for weight loss and fiber for blood sugar control.
Blueberry Chia Pudding for Weight Loss, Gestational Diabetes and Fatty Liver
- Pot and glass mason jars
- Whisk chia seeds throughout almond milk in a jug. Let sit for 20 minutes to thicken. Stir after 10 minutes and before making individual chia seed puddings.
- Heat 4 cups of frozen blueberries over medium health with 2 tbsp honey for 10 minutes. use a potato masher to make a slightly chunky blueberry sauce.
- Make individual chia seed pudding in glass jars by adding 1/4 cup plain yogurt to the bottom of each jar. Divide the chia seed mixture on top of the yogurt evenly between the 4 jars. Top each chia pudding with the homemade blueberry sauce divided evely between each chia pudding!
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