Pudding for Breakfast

chia breakfast puddingOne of  the wonderful girls in our family (I’ll never ever tell which one so don’t try and guess!) has a history of eating pudding for breakfast.  At a very young toddler age was found early in the morning stark naked on the couch with a GIANT bowl of pudding, a huge wooden spoon, watching cartoons.  Well… I don’t know about the naked part but that’s totally my kind of girl.  Who doesn’t want to start their days with a hedonistic creamy pudding start?  I know I do.

In fact I even found a way to sneak pudding into a healthy lifestyle, no even more than that into a detox!! You can’t live on kale alone you know… 🙂 Here’s a creamy healthy start to your day.

Never tried chia seeds? They are exactly what you think they are, the things that grow into puffy animal shapes and have a catchy song from commercials in the 80s and 90s! They’re also full of fiber and omega three fatty acids and have the weird quality of turning liquids into a pudding by just sitting in them! The recipe I have below is for heating them up and eating a warm pudding, but you can just eat them straight from the fridge for a cool and creamy breakfast!

WARM CHIA PUDDING
(MAKES 2 SERVINGS)

2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
2/3 cup chia seeds
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)

The night before you want the pudding for breakfast, mix dairy-free milk, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. If using a container with a lid, shake well and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.  The next morning, transfer the chia pudding from the container to a pot on the stove. Warm it for 2 to 3 minutes and serve it in a bowl.  Add some berries on top, or sliced apple or pears!

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