Last week I did a presentation on raw breakfast. Today I wanted to highlight one of the easy options out there for your breakfast, Chia Pudding. Really it doesn’t get easier than this. If you have not tried this rich pudding then you are in for a treat. The (SAD) would have us believing that a breakfast of heavy greasy foods or breads is good choice, or that coffee with sugar is the best way to start the morning. Not so…
Instead I want you to think of this as an opportunity to fuel your body with the best foods out there. Chia pudding is an easy way to start your morning. It is quick, fast and stress free.
Here is a quick and easy recipe for chia pudding. Once you buy all of the ingredients you can play around and make it anyway that you want. The chia pudding pictured below is a basic chia pudding. Have fun with it. Make it chocolate flavoured, vanilla flavoured or even chai chia pudding. (I think that is a tongue twister by the way)
Raw Chia Pudding
Creamy Chia Pudding
¼ cup chia seeds
¾ cups nut milk or seed milk (almond, coconut, hemp, brazil nut…)
1-2 tbs agave or coconut nectar
¼ tsp lucuma powder (optional)
1-2 teaspoon vanilla powder
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
freshly grated nutmeg
(optional) garnish with Cacao nibs, shredded coconut and goji berries
Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Stir well until there are no clumps and all of the chia seeds are coated.
Coating the seeds with almond milk
Let sit on the counter for about 15-25 minutes. Alternatively you can place it in the fridge overnight and have it ready for breakfast. I like to top mine with some cacao nibs, shredded coconuts and goji berries and then a little swirl of the coconut nectar. Tip: Double the recipe for a larger family or serving size. If you put the chia pudding in the fridge overnight it will be very gelatinous in the morning. You can add a little bit of additional nut milk and pour it over the pudding to loosen it up a bit. I actually like mine a bit better before it turns into a thick pudding. So I let mine sit on the counter for less time.
This is a great breakfast but it can also be a great snack in the middle of the day or at work. Add some crunchy cacao nibs and goji berries for some fun and variety. Make sure to drink your water when you are having chia seeds as one of the fabulous things about this little seeds is that they are great at absorbing liquid.
*Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3. Also a source of fiber as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc. “
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How do you LOVE your chia seeds?