When it comes to breakfast I like something not only delicious but something I can grab quickly on the go. So I am showing you chia pudding 3 ways, all are simple and delicious. Plus, you can make them in advance and place in mason jars so they are ready to go in the morning!
By the way, if you are curious about the benefits of chia seeds I wrote a whole post on it here.
Chocolate Almond Butter Chia Pudding
The raw cacao gives you antioxidants, a boost in brain function plus some serotonin which is the feel-good hormone. Topped with a generous drizzle of nut butter which helps to keep you full, this is one decadent chia pudding with no guilt!
Banana Bread Chia Pudding
I love the combo of banana and cinnamon in this. The cinnamon is great at balancing blood sugar, while the walnuts are rich in ALA and omega-3’s- great for brain health.
Blueberry Lemon Chia Pudding
The blueberries are rich in anthocyanin which is able to change the way glucose is metabolized in the body, meaning a decrease in fat. They are also loaded with great antioxidants and provide the perfect sweetness. The lemon is super refreshing while helping to decrease cholesterol and improve bone health.
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp raw cacao
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 banana mashed
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp walnuts
- extra banana for topping if desired
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp lemon extract
- zest lemon
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Whisk together and set aside.
Mix everything together with chia pudding base
Add chia pudding to mashed banana and cinnamon.
Top with walnuts and a few extra slices of banana.
Heat blueberries and mix in chia seeds, set aside.
Add the blueberries to the chia pudding base.
Zest half a lemon on the top.