Chia seeds are superfoods loaded with antioxidants, omega-3 fats, and fiber, among many other nutrients. Almost all the carbohydrate in chia seeds is fiber, which nourishes your gut microbes, helps you feel satiated, prevents constipation and blood sugar spikes. These benefits make chia seeds a great food choice for your digestive health and for people with diabetes or insulin resistance.
Adding collagen peptides powder to this recipe makes it even better for your gut health, as collagen helps heal leaky gut and relieve the discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal disorders.
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 Tbsp. collagen peptides
1 cup raspberries (divided)
2-3 tsp maple syrup (or any sweetener you prefer)
¼ tsp vanilla extra (Optional)
In a small bowl, mash half the raspberries with a fork. In another small bowl combine the chia seeds with the almond milk, collagen, vanilla, and the sweetener. Whisk well, making sure all the seeds are incorporated.
In a 16 oz. mason jar, add half of the chia seed mixture, the mashed raspberry, and the remaining chia seed mixture. Top with raspberry and anything else you like, such as coconut flakes or nuts. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight to thicken.