Dessert for breakfast, uhm yes pleaseeeee. Almond joy chia seed pudding. I kinda went on a chia seed pudding spree with my meal prep this week to try out some new flavor combos. I don’t know about you, but almond joys are one of my favorite candy bars. There’s just something about a bed of coconut draped in chocolate with an almond crunch. Yummm. So here is my recipe I have come up with for today’s chia pudding.
1 container of your choice coconut Greek yogurt (can use coconut yogurt to make dairy free)
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1 cup of vanilla almond milk
1/4 teaspoon of almond extract (be careful with this as it has a very strong flavor and you only need a dash)
2-3 tablespoons of unsweetened dark organic cocoa powder, feel free to use regular cocoa, I just love dark chocolate
2 tablespoons of shredded unsweetened organic coconut
Sprinkle of almonds and cocoa nibs
Set it in the fridge overnight for a great grab and go breakfast
Good morning friends, happy Monday. Monday’s are hard. With this cold weather getting out of bed seems impossible. I meal prepped allllll day yesterday and here’s part of my meal prep for breakfast. Starting off my Monday morning right with some nutritious strawberry banana chia seed pudding 🍓🍌 chia seeds are an ancient grain and an awesome super food, why you ask? Here’s why
They help weight loss
Hydrates the body
Help control blood sugar
Make you feel full faster
Omega 3s (vital fat) helps inflammation, heart disease, and even arthritis. Good for people with diabetes too!
Great source of protein and fiber
Lots of antioxidants
So it’s safe to say that these are the worlds hidden gems, and best part is it feels kind of guilty eating this because it’s so delicious, but it’s SO HEALTHY. Fun fact It’s also dairy free, vegan, paleo, and gluten free. yeah something this delicious can be all that it’s amazing.
My first thought when I thought chia seeds was the chia pets I had when I was a kid. My 90s kids friends will understand. Cha cha cha chia…. C’mon like you weren’t singing the song from the commerical when you read that. Anyway, I never knew that those made these wonderful little seeds that are packed with nutrition. Okay so how do you make this strange Chia pudding? I’ll tell ya how
Almond milk- I use vanilla almond milk in this because it’s delicious. I’ve tried a million almond milk brands and Califia farms is my favorite.
Chia seeds you can find these in your grocery store
Pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1 cup of almond milk (can use coconut milk, regular milk, cashew milk, comes down to preference really)
Teaspoon of vanilla extract
Teaspoon of organic maple syrup
Diced up strawberries and bananas
Mix all of this in your jar or container and stick it in the fridge overnight, at first it looks liquidity and not like pudding at all. But this is why you leave them overnight because it works it’s magic and the seeds become like a gel and expand creating pudding. Feel free to add any fruit or toppings you like! Enjoy 😛