Chia Seed Pudding

One of my many goals for 2019 is to prep healthy meals more often. The easiest breakfast to make ahead of time and take to work is chia seed pudding. Once you have the basic ratio down, you can add whatever toppings you like and switch up the flavors depending on what you’re in the mood for.

Photos by    Jeff Chang

Photos by Jeff Chang

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Chia seeds are high in fiber and protein, full of omega-3 fatty acids, and easy to add to almost anything you’re making. There’s some emerging research that shows chia seeds reduce chronic inflammation and aid in weight loss as well.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

CHIA SEEDS

NUT MILK OF YOUR CHOICE
(MY PERSONAL FAVORITES ARE BEBER LAVENDER ALMOND MILK OR UNSWEETENED COCONUT MILK)

CINNAMON

FRESH BERRIES

MINT

WHAT TO DO

Mix 3 tablespoons of chia seeds with a splash of nut milk. Once the seeds begin to absorb some of the liquid, add in the remaining milk as you continue to stir, using 1 cup of milk in total.

Stir in cinnamon and anything else you’d like to add like maple syrup or agave nectar, vanilla extract, or spices like turmeric.

Top with fresh berries and pop into the fridge overnight. In the morning you can add a banana on top, drizzle some almond butter, add nuts for an extra crunch, or top with citrus zest or mint for an added kick.