They say breakfast is the most important part of the day, mmmkay. My go-to was always coffee, but now that’s no longer the case. We sort of broke up, it was painful but necessary. I knew that I had to find a replacement, quick! I drink 16oz of water every morning, and then come to a meal — chia pudding!! Made from chia seeds, these omega-rich seeds are exactly what you want to have for breakfast.
I am happy to share my recipe, but I will say that it does have an acquired taste. I am not big on sugar and this recipe is not it if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet-tooth. BUT, you can totally add agave/any sweetener you like and adjust to your liking. I have once added peanut butter and coconut shreds- ohmy yum! Chia seeds are kind of amazing. If you’re looking for a superfood to kick-off two thousand eighteen, look no further, dear! These babies are high in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids rich, heart healthy — great for inflammation, regulates cholesterol, energy booster, high in vitamins + minerals, protein, and plenty more. I have been eating them for ages now, and I have found no reasons to stop! I also like to eat this chia pudding during the day for a fulfilling snack. Plus, it makes for the perfect on-the-go companion. There are tons of ways you can add chia seeds to your diets such as smoothies, baked goods, pies, burgers, oatmeals, or even fruit salad. There is no harm in eating chia seeds raw or soaked. If you like a good crunch, go for it!
Choco Chia Pudding
- 1 Cup of Almond Milk (Any plant mylk should work)
- 1/3 Cup of Chia Seeds (organic + non-GMO preferred)
- 1 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Organic Cacao Powder (This is the brand that I use.)
Directions: Pour your mylk first into a glass/mason jar, and then add the chia seeds, cacao powder, and sweetener of your choice. Stir, and leave overnight or up to 2 hours in the fridge until you find a gel-like consistency. I would also suggest that you add the extra sweetener to your chia pudding once it is ready, that way you can decide if it needs more sweetness or not.
Note: You can add ANYTHING you’d like to your chia pudding. I also like to top it off with fresh fruits, and nut butter, too!
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Are you a fan of chia seeds? How do you like to have them?