Chia Seed Pudding
If you are the type of person who would rather have a good and healthy grab-and-go meal in the morning then I have the perfect recipe for you!!
Chia seed pudding is something that actually has to be made in advance. I used to make this in college before my 8:00 am classes. When I first heard the words “chia seed pudding” I thought that it sounded pretty gross. After I tried it, I was hooked for life!
Chia seeds have endless health benefits. The word “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength”. They are full of fiber, high-quality protein, calcium, and omega-3s. Chia seeds have a high amount of antioxidants, they can help lower your risk of heart disease, they may even help reduce blood sugar levels and may reduce chronic inflammation.
Chia seeds may just be the easiest thing to add to your diet. They can be added to yogurt, smoothies, desserts, oatmeal, pudding, cereal, veggies, rice… the list is endless. Chia seeds are covered in tiny micro-fibers and once soaked (in milk, water, juice) the micro-fibers turn to a gel coating.
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
I prefer to use mason jars for this recipe. I usually make 4-5 mason jars worth so that my week is set for breakfast.
Fill up the jar halfway with coconut milk
Homemade coconut milk is best because you can find recipes on the internet. In college, I didn’t have time to make the milk so I bought a carton of coconut milk from Aldis.
Add in 3 tbs of chia seeds per jar
Add in your fruit of choice
I always use fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. The portion size is up to you.
Add in a handful of slivered almonds for a good crunch
Screw the lid on the jar and shake it up.
Place in the fridge and eat the next morning!
When you spend only 5 minutes on a Sunday night making this chia seed pudding recipe you will have a little less stress to deal with in the mornings to come. Think of how convenient this will be and how easy it will be to start the day with a healthy breakfast.