I’m always looking for things I can make in advance and have ready to grab and go. Breakfast is such an important meal but I don’t always have the time to cook it and I avoid processed items as much as possible. This recipe is so easy and fast to put together and the variations are endless.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Dianne Rishikof, MS, RDN, LDN
Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding
1/2 cup whole chia seeds
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup quinoa (cooked)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 tablespoon agave nectar
- Mix together the chia seeds, cinnamon, vanilla and milk of choice in an appropriately sized container with a lid.
- Store in fridge overnight, shaking occasionally.
- In the morning, stir in the cooked quinoa.
- Layer the majority of the berries on the bottom of your serving containers, add a small drizzle of agave nectar or honey, portion out the pudding and then top with a few more berries.
There are many flavor options, here are a few of my favorites:
Lemon zest and blueberries
Strawberries and chopped basil
Pure dark cocoa powder and raspberries
Sliced fresh peaches
Plums and cinnamon
Chopped walnuts and sliced bananas
Slivered almonds and blackberries
Per Serving: Calories: 176; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 48mg; Potassium: 209mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 7g
Nutrition Bonus: Calcium: 25%; Iron: 14%
You Might Also Like
By Jessica Flanigan
Who doesn’t love a great pumpkin dessert? I made these the night before a little dinner party I was having, and wanted to make something that no one would guess is AIP. I decided on organic apple butter as a secret sweetening ingredient for my pump...
Eggs are a staple in our house. Because of their incredible versatility we often enjoy them multiple times a week and for any meal. They’re an excellent vehicle for incorporating more greens into our diet as well. These days, we’re making an even...
These Fudgy No-Bake Collagen Brownie Bites are just what you need to satisfy your chocolate cravings and give your body the protein it needs to support your body. These protein balls are dairy-free, low carb, and sugar-free! You can’t beat a no-...
Life is just zooming by and I'm frantically trying to catch up. Anyone else?! Yeah, you're not alone. Here's a little reminder for the both of us (cause I sure as heck need it too): slow down. Everything that is meant for you, will be there for you. ...
How does a nice tall subtly sweet, seriously creamy, perfectly spiced, secretly healthy, Golden Spiced Vanilla Latte sound? You guys, this smoothie, is anything but “vanilla” ! It pretty much tastes like gingerbread soft serve and I am here for...
I really, like REALLY REALLY, love pizza but as I’ve stated before it’s usually a pretty heavy meal and I’m not so much a fan of that “I ate way too much!” feeling. So, I’m all about converting my favorite dishes into lighter and healthie...