Chocolate Chia Breakfast Pudding

Yes…Breakfast Pudding.  Of course you could easily eat this at any meal or snack or dessert throughout your day.

Chia seeds are a nutrient dense powerhouse seed that you may think of adding to your smoothies or to top your salads (I’m not the only one right?).  As the base of this breakfast pudding, their really cool feature comes to life.  They have a mucilaginous quality that makes them expand when mixed with liquid and become gooey and pudding like.  This mucilaginous (pronounced mew-sill-a-jin-us) property makes it easy on our digestive track and acts as a broom that cleans out our system (an excellent source of fibre). In addition to the texture that it brings to this pudding, this nutty seed is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, protein.

In this recipe I have blended the seeds in with my liquid, which makes the pudding a little smoother, but traditionally I make this pudding by just shaking the whole seeds in almond milk and flavourings. 
You can serve this with a bit of sliced banana, chopped walnuts or a sprinkling of chia seeds for a little crunch.

 

About Chia Seeds:

  • they can absorb up to 10x their weight in water, which makes them amazing for keeping you hydrated
  • help to balance blood sugar by slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates into simple sugars
  • 3x more iron than  spinach
  • 5x more calcium than milk
  • 7x more vitamin C than oranges

 

Chocolate Chia Breakfast Pudding
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend for up to 2 minutes, until all of the ingredients are broken down and mixed together.
  2. Pour into individual serving dishes and refrigerate at least one hour. These keep well overnight, making them a great make-ahead breakfast.

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