A superfood breakfast (or snack) that’s easy to make and will keep you full!
Ah, chia pudding. The pudding I resisted for long but it eventually found a way into my heart. To be honest, I find myself eating it more as a snack than a breakfast, but it works great as both! The reason I really eat chia pudding a lot these days is because of the amazing benefits that you get from it.
Here are 3 noteworthy reasons why I love chia seeds:
- They’re a superfood! Not only rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, but they also contain magnesium and iron. Plus, they’re soothing to our digestive tract.
- They can be added to more than you think. You can make the delicious pudding I’ve linked and you can add them to smoothies, use as an egg replacer or mix them into salads, granola, or baked goods!
- They’re relatively cheap seeds. A bang for your buck considering they’re a complete source of protein and have such a long shelf life. A little goes a long way too.
Another great thing about chia pudding is how easy it is to mix in different flavors. In my opinion, I think it needs some kind of freshness. This is usually where fruit comes in. Any berries work great but in this recipe I use bananas.
Some other flavor combinations could be chocolate-peanut butter, cinnamon-raisin, peaches & cream, chia spiced, or mango-coconut. Just some ideas!
One time I blended in raspberries in the mix instead of banana and it was delicious!
I hope you try this recipe out, let me know if you do and be sure to tag me online @mealsbytiia and share your creations!
Banana Almond Chia Pudding
- SERVES: 1
- TOTAL TIME: 5MIN + 30MIN rest
1 cup full fat coconut milk
2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbs almond butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chia seeds
Add all the ingredients, except for the chia seeds, to a blender and blend until smooth. If you don’t have a blender, you can mash the banana with a fork and mix everything in a bowl.
Pour the banana mix into a jar or a container and stir in the chia seeds.
Place the mix in the fridge and let it set for at least 30 minutes, I typically like to make it before bed so it’s nice and thick the next morning.
Enjoy with any garnishes of your choice! Keeps well in the fridge for 3-4 days.
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