Beat the Breakfast Blues: Simple Chia Pudding

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Breakfast is an important meal of the day. You are quite literally ‘breaking’ your overnight ‘fast’. Skipping breakfast can cause your blood sugar levels to go all out of whack which puts a stress on your body. This can lead to poor food choices and even weight gain.

The way you start your day really does set the tone for the rest of it, so don’t let a busy schedule hinder or prevent you from getting into good health habits. Make your morning routine a good one, giving yourself plenty of time to relax, sit down and enjoy your meal.

Many people get stuck into a routine of having the same breakfast choice over and over again, and sooner or later they can become tired of it, or give up on breakfast altogether.

That’s where Nourish’s Beat the Breakfast Blues blog series comes in. Each day this week, I am going to show you one new way to combine super nutritious, energising, high antioxidant, high fibre breakfast options to start your day healthy and keep you full and satisfied until lunch!

Let’s kick it off with a favourite – Chia Pudding!
And don’t forget to check out the sister post to this recipe, featuring a probiotic muesli incorporating this delicious chia pudding!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of chia seeds
  • 2-3 cups of your milk of choice (almond/coconut/rice etc.) – you can start with 2 cups liquid and add more if you need to.
  • 1-2 tsp of your sweetener of choice (e.g raw honey/maple syrup)
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder

Method

  1. Add your chia seeds to your milk of choice and stir them around for a few seconds
  2. Leave for a couple of minutes and then mix again.
  3. Add in your sweetener of choice, cinnamon and vanilla
  4. Set aside for a couple of hours or overnight and voila!
  5. In the morning you can add your choice of fruit, cacao nibsgoji berries, or even SuperLife Breakfast topping to make it more decadent!

    A variation to this would be to add in a teaspoon of Acai powder or Matcha tea powder through the night before to give a gorgeous colour and an extra hit of energy-giving nutrition.

 

Nutrition

Chia seeds are simply put; amazing!

They may look tiny, but they sure pack a punch when it comes to health benefits.
These mighty seeds are high in health-boosting nutrients, including calcium and magnesium, omega 3, fibre, antioxidants and protein.

Chia seeds are an ideal breakfast option and are super easy to make into a delicious chia pudding. They might not look like much in their dry form, but once they’ve been soaked overnight in almond/coconut/rice milk overnight, they swell up in size and become almost like the texture of tapioca.

It’s best to make the night before (and only takes a few minutes!) and you can vary the amounts to your liking for smaller or large portions.

Don’t let the morning get you down. Bust those breakfast blues with other recipes from our series:

– Emily Nöth

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