For anyone that has kids, you know how crazy mornings can be. Some mornings trying to get all 3 of my kids awake, dressed, and dropped off to school on time is nothing short of a miracle! This is where my love for quick and easy breakfasts came in. I had always seen pictures people post of yummy looking chia seed pudding but I always thought,”looks really good but way to complicated to make”, so i would pass. One day however I was curious to see how it was actually made and it was so simple!! Since then, chia seed pudding has become one of my go to breakfasts or healthy snack.
The name chia seed pudding makes it sound like a dessert but it’s actually full of great nutrients and very good for you! For any of you nutrition buffs, one ounce of chia seeds contains 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber, and a ton of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to help prevent heart disease. Chia seed pudding is simple to make, requires no cooking, and can be customized with an endless variety of toppings. I always love it with strawberries and blueberries.
Chia Seed Pudding
1½ cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
1 Tbsp. raw honey
⅓ cup chia seeds
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract (optional)
1. Combine almond milk, honey, chia seeds, and extract in a medium bowl; mix well.
2. Cover bowl; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, mixing after 2 hours.
3. Layer pudding with your choice of fruits, nuts, or granola.