Continuing from my last post (http://www.simplelocalhealthyliving.com/blog/kias-complete-breakfast-smoothie) and my goal of overhauling american breakfasts, here's option #2! Chia Seed Pudding might sound weird to you, but really it's an amazing little dish. So don't turn your back on me yet! This breakfast pudding is a power house and has a beautiful consistency, just give yourself a few days to try it. With new textures, most of us need more than one attempt to see it's true value. Seriously.
Where I live, it's hotter during the summer than any human should have to put up with on a regular basis, so my go to is one of my smoothies. However, in the winter, I can't quite bring myself to blend up a smoothie when there's ice on the ground outside. This pudding? It's a winner every time. You can keep it cool if you like, or easily gently warm it up with hot water, or even a little heat on the stove/microwave (before you add the cream/yogurt). It will replace your oatmeal in a heartbeat as a high fiber, low sugar breakfast.
Give it a try! And let me know what you think. Did it take you a few days? Love it right away? Modification that made it even better? I'd love to hear. And stay tuned for more! Next quick and easy breakfast? Nut, Seed and Fruit muesli!
1. Soak chia seeds in water for at least 30 minutes to overnight
2. Mix soaked chia, flax, hemp seeds and veggie powder (if using) with yogurt and vanilla.
3. Top with berries, nuts and/or honey if desired.