Thursday, August 9, 2012

Easy Chia Breakfast Pudding!

Wondering what to make for breakfast this weekend? How about a tasty breakfast pudding made with chia seed, an ingredient that supplies you with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber (25 grams of chia give you 6.9 grams of fiber), calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc. When added to liquid and left to set for 30 or more minutes, this mighty little seed (available in most health food stores) forms a gel, so chia soaked in milk or milk alternative makes perfect pudding. Adding sliced almonds and dried fruit boosts this dish's levels of vitamins E, A, and C.

Easy Chia Breakfast Pudding
(serves 2-3)


6 tbsp chia seed
1 cup (roughly 240 ml) milk or milk alternative (I prefer hemp milk)
4 drops liquid stevia (or 2 tsp coconut palm sugar, agave nectar, sugar, or brown sugar)
5-10 almonds, chopped
2 tbsp chopped dried fruits (my favorites are goji berries, blueberries, apricots, and dates)
1 tsp vanilla
1tsp cinnamon

Combine all ingredients, cover, and let pudding set in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.


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