Simple Chia Seed Pudding
If you’re anything like me, you get really bored of eating the same thing over and over. This is both good and bad because you it’s easy to make the same thing as you know how to make it but bad because it can burn you out and make you start craving other (maybe unhealthy) things. This chia seed breakfast is one of those super easy, yet delicous meals that you can make the night before and take on the go with you the next morning.
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup nut milk (I use a mix of coconut milk and water but you can use any type!)
- 1/2 plum
- 1/2 peach
- small handful of nuts or seeds (I used sunflower, cashew and almond)
- (optional: 1/8 tsp vanilla extract, few drops stevia or 1 tbsp honey)
- (optional: mint)
- In a bowl or mason jar, mix your chia seeds and nut milk. Put it in the fridge overnight (or make 20 minutes prior to eating).
- In the morning mix with optional stevia or honey and vanilla, along with mint.
- Top with your sliced peaches, plums and nuts.
A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
- They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
Add the nuts and you will be having your healthy fats, protein, carbohydrates and a variety of tastes and textures. If you want to boost the protein more, you can add a scoop of protein powder (I always recommend vegan as powders derived from whey can cause acne, bloating and constipation).
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