Nothing gets me out of bed faster than the thought of a ready-made breakfast that’s been waiting for me in the fridge the night before. Now imagine the breakfast was healthy and features the popular superfood chia seeds.
Here’s an update about my whole Germany situation. I know I’m going to sound like an idiot writing all this, because I was so depressed and worried out of my mind on my last post, and you’ll find it hard to believe but honestly, everything seems to be working out now. The bank sent me an email on Tuesday saying my account has been opened successfully. I went to transfer some money on that same day, and the very next day I received a balance confirmation. You see, I didn’t plan for everything to happen so quickly, so initially my visa appointment wasn’t for a few weeks. I did manage to change my appointment date yesterday, and now it’s set for today. I am so crazy nervous and excited, I barely slept. Wish me good luck 🙂
Back to the post (because I really regret not having made some chia pudding last night), chia seeds have become SO popular the last few years and are consumed by health conscious people all over the world. And honestly, when you tell people you had chia pudding for breakfast, they’ll think you’re super duper healthy, and that’s a cool thing.
Anyways, chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, omega fatty acids and minerals. When soaked in liquid, these seeds expand to more than 4 times their original size and have this gooey gelatinous texture.
And that’s how to make chia pudding! I simply soak the chia seeds overnight in some plant-based milk with all the other ingredients, fast forward 9 hours (I sleep a lot), wake up in the morning and enjoy my very own chia pudding with fruits. I like having some sliced strawberries and crunchy homemade granola with this basic vanilla chia pudding.
I love having chia pudding for breakfast. If I workout, then it’s in the mornings, so chia pudding is the perfect light breakfast and gives me the energy kick I need. The texture might seem a bit weird to you the first time you try it, but honestly I’ve grown to love it. If you’re new to chia pudding, try blending it after the pudding has set in the fridge overnight for a creamier version.
It’s really all up to you!
That’s what so fun about chia puddings, you could add some cocoa powder for a decadent chocolate chia pudding, or substitute the maple syrup with honey, or use coconut milk instead of almond, or this, or that, the possibilities are endless.
You could even spoon your chia pudding into little glasses like I did, spill about half of it and have an incredibly hard time eating it. Oh well.
The recipe only requires 4 ingredients, 5 minutes before bedtime and a good amount of mixing. Enjoy!
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Stir until well combined.
- Cover and store in a fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight to thicken.
- Serve chilled with desired toppings, such as fruits or nuts.
- This recipe makes about 2 cups of chia pudding.