Recipe: Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

This Chia breakfast pudding is nutrient dense and low calorie, and its a perfect way to start your day. Loaded with antioxidants and fiber, "super" easy to make, and can be made in advance ready to grab in the morning.

About this recipe:

This Chia pudding is a wonderful choice to have as breakfast item, an on-the-go snack, or even a healthy dessert.  This is a simple and fast recipe that can be made with a number of variations.  Chia seeds are quite small but loaded with nutrients making it one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.  A single ounce serving (28 grams) contains:

  1. Fiber: 11 grams
  2. Protein: 4 grams
  3. Fat: 9 grams (5 grams are omega-3s)
  4. Calcium: 18% of the RDI
  5. Manganese: 30% of the RDI
  6. Magnesium: 30% of the RDI
  7. Phosphorus: 27% of the RDI

They also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine), and vitamin B2. 

The oats in this recipe also give this great breakfast choice a “supper” punch.  They are a gluten free grain and an excellent source important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.  Oatmeal comes with its own set of health benefits, such as increased weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and reduces the risk of heart disease.  

Now here comes the really fun and creative part.  Adding different types of fruit, and being creative with them is how you can change this up to be almost anything.  You can stir in blueberries and bananas, add walnuts, or homemade compotes and chutneys.

This basic recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks and authors called “Eat To Live” by Joel Fuhrman M.D.

Health Benefits:

Antioxidant, Anti inflammatory, Anti Cancer, Anti Aging, Healthy Fats, Low Carb, Nutrient Dense "Superfood", Supports Healthy Immune System, Supports Gut Health, Supports Brain Function, Supports Detoxification

Servings: 2

Prep Level: Beginner/Novice

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Special Diet Friendly:

Sugar Free yes
Gluten Free yes
Egg Free yes
Dairy Free yes
Vegetarian yes
Vegan yes
Diabetic Friendly yes

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons Whole Chia Seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons Quick Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Soy, Almond, or Hemp Milk
  • 1 Banana sliced
  • 1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together non dairy milk, Chia seeds, and oats.  Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.  You can also make this the night before and store in the refrigerator.
  2. Stir in bananas and blueberries.  Add additional non dairy milk if necessary for desired consistency

You can try different toppings, and fillings like banana walnut compote, or using apples and strawberries.  The varieties are almost endless.

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