Chia Seed Pudding
Breakfast options can be limited sometimes for gluten, dairy, or egg intolerances which is why we came up with this awesome recipe. It makes for a great substitute to oatmeal for a hearty morning meal, or with some extra honey or berries can make a wonderful dessert. You can also add any spices to this that sound good - we used cinnamon in this recipe but nutmeg is another great option!
Chia seeds contain many health promoting properties namely, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber (11 grams in 2 T) and calcium. Chia seeds also contain a fair amount of the minerals magnesium, phosphorus and manganese in addition to healthy antioxidants to chase free radicals.
Sources: Authority Nutrition, Dr. Weil, Nutrition Data
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, and no processed sugar.
½ cup chia seed
4 cups hot, unsweetened nut milk
2 t maple syrup or honey (optional)
1 t vanilla
1 t cinnamon
½ t sea salt
1. Mix together the chia, cinnamon and sea salt in a large bowl.
2. Add in hot milk and vanilla. Stir to combine and let set for about 10-15 minutes.
3. Serve into bowls and top with almonds, coconut, fresh berries, cocoa nibs or any other favorite toppings.
*Cook’s Note: Make ahead by adding cold milk and vanilla to step one and put in the refrigerator overnight. Stir after the first hour to distribute the chia seeds and prevent clumping. Mixture can be divided among individual bowls or canning jars.