Delicious 5-min easy low sodium snack – an easy recipe hit for hot summer days
- 1/2 cup Chia Seeds
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup Rice Milk
- In a bowl or mason jar, combine the chia seeds, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, and rice milk.
- Stir chia seed mixture until well combined, making sure chia seeds are not sticking to sides of the container. Cover and put in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- (Optional) Add fruit before serving
Rice milk was used because it is the lowest in potassium and phosphorus. If you do not like the taste of rice milk you can use other milk alternatives that are low in potassium and phosphorus. This will change the nutrient composition.
If you have earlier stage kidney disease (stage 1-3, earlier stage 4), you can likely include more potassium in your diet.
Unless your doctor has given you a potassium restriction, I would recommend adding extra fresh fruit to this recipe, bananas, berries, peaches, kiwi, mango chia seed pudding would all taste delicious.
Also, if you need to increase calories because you’re struggling with weight loss due to new dietary recommendations, add 2 tbsp of coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, or melted unsalted butter (preferably grassfed like Kerrygold). This will add fat and calories to the recipe
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