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If there is one healthy dish that I swear by and fully trust enough to present it to even the most skeptical eater, this is it. If you have kids who are picky eaters, make this for breakfast. They’ll beg for more.

Speaking of breakfast, in this day and age we hardly make time to sit down and eat a real healthy breakfast. With our busy schedules and desperate need for a few extra minutes of sleep, it’s usually the last priority.

Well now you can make a breakfast that is so quick and easy to make, you will thank me for giving you a reason to go ahead and hit that snooze button again.

Try this Chia pudding recipe, a creamy and flexible dessert that’s healthy enough to eat as a breakfast.

It will only take you about a minute to prepare the pudding the night before. It’ll be ready in the morning for you to enjoy.

 

4 Reasons Why Chia Pudding Makes the Perfect Breakfast

 

  • Chia seed pudding reminds me of the creamy tapioca pudding that I used to eat when I was younger. The amount of expansion creates a gel-like substance that has the same consistency as a rice pudding!  
  • These tiny little mysterious looking seeds are packed with omega 3’s, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. In addition they have twice the amount of protein compared to other seeds. Wow, right?!
  • The high fiber not only keeps you “regular” but sweeps toxins as it is going through your stomach. This reason alone makes chia seeds the ideal food for detoxification
  • The recipe is very adaptable. You can pimp it up with pumpkin puree (like in my pumpkin pie chia pudding that was featured in Kris Carr’s website…yes, taste like pie) or seasonal berries (like the raspberry chia delight). 

 

 

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Did you know that Aztec warriors used to carry Chia seeds in their pouches for increased strength and endurance during their runs? Who needs a PowerBar when you have chia seeds?

 

Ingredients for Overnight Chia Pudding

 

  • 2 tablespoons of organic chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk)
  • Chopped bananas or dates to sweeten, additional fruits and nuts of your choice

 

Simple Instructions

 

  1. Soak the chia seeds and milk overnight. Use a fork to stir it up.  If you plan on adding fresh fruits, DO NOT MIX IT IN UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING. The reason is in the morning you may need to give it a couple of more stirs with the fork. It tends to clump up.
  2. If you want to eat it the same day, soak for at least an hour until the seeds expand.
  3. Add in your favorite fruits and natural sweetener of choice. I recommend sliced bananas, chopped dates, coconut flakes, sweet mango, berries, pure maple syrup, or raw honey. If you want more texture, sprinkle on some granola or even cacao nibs. DO NOT ADD SUGAR.  Honey, that defeats the purpose of a healthy snack!

NOTE: I usually buy my chia seeds at Costco in bulk. You can find them at any health food store or on Amazon. 

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