Recently I’ve re-kindled my love for chia pudding.
It’s incredibly easy to make, and a fantasticly portable breakfast to take with you on the go, to work, to an early class or other commitment. Chia seeds are loaded with healthy fats, protein, and fiber, and made into a pudding make for a breakfast that will keep you full and away from those tempting Valentines treats that you know will be lurking in the break room.
This chocolate version with berries is a little decadent for everyday (at least for me), but it is Valentines week after all so I deemed it worthy! And served in these adorable heart-shaped ramekins, a gift from my mother in law last year, what’s not to “love.”
Chocolate Chia Breakfast Pudding w/Strawberries
1/2 c almond milk (or milk of choice)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp almond butter
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp pure maple syrup
tiny pinch sea salt
3-4 whole strawberries, sliced thin
In bowl, or glass jar combine the almond milk, and chia seeds. Stir until combined. Then add the cocoa powder, almond butter, vanilla, maple syrup, and sea salt. Give the entire mixture a good whisking for about 1-2 minutes.
Refrigerate overnight. (I think it would only need about 30min-1hour, but I haven’t tried it that way.)
In the morning top your pudding with sliced strawberries, and sprinkle of shredded coconut and some chocolate chips if it’s Valentines Day! 😉
Dig in…or eat like a dainty Valentine…whichever you prefer, but mine’s already gone. 🙂