gluten free

Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding 

  

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. 

Ingredients

  • 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
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Strawberry banana chia seed pudding 

  
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 

  • Some benefits:
  • They help weight loss 
  • Fight cravings 
  • 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
  • Strengthens bones
  • Healthy carbohydrates 

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 

  
The essentials:

  • 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 
  • Banana 
  • Strawberry 
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup 
  • Mason jar/container 
  1. 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  2. 1 cup of almond milk (can use coconut milk, regular milk, cashew milk, comes down to preference really) 
  3. Teaspoon of vanilla extract 
  4. Teaspoon of organic maple syrup 
  5. 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 😛