Conquering Chia: Vegan Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Vegan Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Before I went Vegan, I bought some Bija Organic Black Chia Seeds.  I guess I wanted to look cool or something at Homegoods while I was shopping amongst all the other fab people there.

Anyway, fast forward a few weeks and I am now eating a Vegan diet.  I see the Chia seeds in my pantry, unopened, beckoning me to use them.  On a whim, I decide to sprinkle them on my pre-workout snack of wheat toast with 1 tbsp. of peanut butter.  It’s a very crunchy nom.

Bija Organic Black Chia Seeds
AKA Future Chia pudding!

This makes me feel like I’m on my way to Chia seed expertise, even though I am very intimidated by them. Mostly because I have no idea what to do with them and I don’t understand how those hard little seeds become that weird pudding that every healthy person eats on Pinterest & Instagram.

After some research, I decide to face my fears (seriously, who is intimidated by organic seeds?) and soak these babies overnight.

The result?  Delicious, creamy, clean eating, plant based breakfast noms.

Yeah, I’m late to the party.

Chia seeds 1, Laura 0

Here’s my recipe to make a simple Chia seed pudding.  If your husband doesn’t steal some like mine did, it can be divided into about 4 servings.  

 

Vegan Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Makes 3-4 servings

Prep Time:  3 minutes to prepare.  Let set overnight for best results.

 

Ingredients: 

1/3 cup Chia seeds (white, black, organic, whatever suits your fancy)

1 1/2 cups Almond Milk

2 tbsp. Organic Maple Syrup

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

 

Supplies: 

A container that seals tight and can be refrigerated overnight like a Mason jar or a coffee to go cup which is what I used because that’s all I had at the time.

The Nerding Curve Chia Seed Mixture
I had to use my Straz Center to go cup. There are worse things.

 

 

Instructions: 

  1.  Combine the Chia seeds, Almond Milk, Organic Maple Syrup, and Vanilla into your container.  I used a large spoon and mixed everything together.
  2.  Cover with the lid and close tightly.  Then give it a vigorous shake!
  3.  Chill the container in your fridge for 1 hour, then visit your future pudding and give it another vigorous shake.
  4. Put it back in the fridge and chill overnight.  No peaking!
  5. These magical seeds will expand overnight and create a yummy pudding that is kind of reminiscent of tapioca pudding, but better.
  6. Now it’s time to make a delicious breakfast!  I just scooped 2 heaping spoonfuls out of there and layered my bowl with fruit.  You can add other seeds, toasted nuts, lots of fresh fruits, and more for a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack option.
The Nerding Curve Strawberry and Kiwi Chia Seed Breakfast Bowls
Strawberry and Kiwi Chia Seed Breakfast Bowls. YUM

 

I would love to know what you put in your Chia Seed Pudding!  Please let me know in the comments below.

Nerdily,

Laura


 

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