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Recipe: Spiced Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

As basically everyone knows by now, Chia Seeds are The IT food of the decade. Chia seeds are loaded with a massive amount of nutrients condensed into a tiny amount of calories, loaded with antioxidants, high protein and also believed to help with weight loss… in addition to about a hundred other benefits. That said, they’re not very easy to cook with and the jelly-like texture is often unappetising to many.

Here’s a really easy way to incorporate Chia Seeds into your daily breakfast ritual.

spiced chia seed pudding
photo: T. Tseng

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients
– 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, or coconut milk
– 60-80 grams (about 1/2 cup) chia seeds
– 1 gram vanilla scraped from the pod (about 1/4 of our jumbo pod)
– 1 tablespoon honey
– Seasonal fruit for topping
– (Optional) Nuts for topping, such as almonds, pine nuts, walnuts
– (Optional) pinch of pink himalayan salt

Cooking Instructions

1. Combine almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla, honey and salt in a bowl. Mix well until combined and the mixture begins to thicken.
2. Store covered in the refrigerator overnight or for at least an hour.
3. Stir again before serving and add a bit of water to the pudding if it becomes too thick. Top with fresh fruit and nuts of your choice.

This recipe is almost too easy to put together, and extremely well balanced in terms of macros and micro nutrients. Once you start, you won’t stop! The best part is, you can keep changing up the toppings with what you have on hand and the flavour of the month. Yum!

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