Pina Colada Chia Pudding
Finding ways to naturally reduce inflammation in the body is important. One of the best things you can do to combat inflammation is to adjust your diet. Focusing your diet on anti-inflammatory foods and avoiding foods that are known to cause inflammation is a great place to start. If you regularly consume inflammatory foods, immune responses will continue to occur. Other things you can do to combat inflammation is to exercise regularly, get adequate rest and to reduce your stress levels.
The Pina Colada Chia Pudding recipe below contains a variety of anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Pineapple contains bromelain. Bromelain is an enzyme that has been used for 50+ years as an anti-inflammatory. It helps to block the production of molecules that cause inflammation.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It is a powerful antioxidant and it lowers levels of the messenger molecules that cause inflammation. It is recognized as an extremely effective anti-inflammatory.
Essential fatty acids found in the chia seeds and hemp hearts help to reduce inflammation.
Coconut contains medium chain triglycerides that aid in the reduction of inflammation in the body. The regular consumption of MCT’s have shown to help with inflammatory bowel disease, joint pain, and arthritis.
Lemon is rich in the inflammation-fighting antioxidant, Vitamin C.
This recipe makes between 4-6 servings.
I usually stretch it to 6 servings so my husband and I each have 3 delicious fat filled snacks prepped for the work week.
3/4 cup chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp hearts + additional to top
1 tbsp collagen powder - optional
1 - 2 tbsp shredded coconut to top
1/4 tsp Purica Curcumin powder or turmeric
1 can (400 ml) of full-fat coconut milk
2 cup frozen pineapple, thawed
chop 1 of the cups and set aside to use as a topping
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp maple syrup - optional
** When using curcumin vs. turmeric you will increase the anti-inflammatory benefits.
in a blender, combine the entire can of coconut milk, 1 cup of the thawed pineapple along with the rest of the wet ingredients, collagen powder, curcumin or turmeric, and the cracked pepper
blend on high for 1 - 2 minutes until nice and smooth
in a mason jar or bowl, combine the chia seeds + 1 tbsp of the hemp hearts. Mix through the wet ingredients. Whisk or shake until the chia seeds no longer sink to the bottom
divide into single serve jars and top with chopped up pineapple, shredded coconut and hemp hearts
let set overnight before eating
Disclaimer: the information provided in this post is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.