Power up Chia Breakfast Pudding

by Judy Griffin on April 7, 2014

Top with fresh berries & coconut flakes

Top with fresh berries & coconut flakes

 

Chia Pudding with gogi berries topped with strawberries & blackberries.

Chia Pudding with gogi berries topped with strawberries & blackberries.

Power up Chia Breakfast Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk*
  • 1/3 cup of raw cashews (soaked & rinsed)
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp organic maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup whole chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup gogi berries (optional)
  • Berries
  • Coconut Flakes (optional)

Top with berries & shredded coconut.

I like to double the recipe so I can eat it all week long.

It’s always best to soak nuts but if you have a powerful blender, you can blend & use right away.

Directions:

  1. Add coconut milk add cashews, vanilla, & maple syrup to a food processor or blender.
  2. Pour into a glass dish or make individuals servings in jars.
  3. Add chia seeds. Add gogi berries. *(Gogi berries are great in the winter months when fresh berries aren’t available.)
  4. Put lid on jar and shake.
  5. Put in fridge. Shake again about an hour later.
  6. Let chill and thicken overnight or at least 3 hours.
  7. Take out and shake again. Add toppings and enjoy.

Notes:

  • You can also use almond or cashew milk. I prefer coconut milk.
  • If doubling recipe, keep the same amount of maple syrup (2 Tbsp).
  • *Options-Silken Coconut, Almond Milk, Cashew Milk, Trader Joe’s Coconut or Almond Beverage, Can of Organic Coconut Milk (if using mix with water because it’s very thick), or Homemade Nut Milk.
  • Try your best to get nut milk without carrageenan.

Experience the Super Powers of Chia Seeds

They are a nutritional powerhouse. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals, are an excellent source of fiber, protein and antioxidants, and are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. They are an abundant source of minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium and offer a great daily dose of vitamin C & vitamin B. They even have Vitamin D.

Chia Seeds also contain boron, a mineral that’s often missing from our daily diet. Boron promotes healthy bones by aiding the metabolism of calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus in bones and for muscle growth.

Consider these facts about Chia seeds:

– 2.5 times more protein than kidney beans
– 3 times the antioxidant strength of blueberries
– 3 times more iron than spinach
– 6 times more calcium than milk
– 7 times more vitamin C than oranges
– 8 times more omega-3 than salmon
– 10 times more fiber than rice
– 15 times more magnesium than broccoli

Chia Seeds offer huge digestive perks:

  • They slow the digestion of carbs – providing your body with sustained energy.
  • They are an easily digestible protein source.
  • They promote efficient elimination.
  • Promotes weight loss.
  • Offers intestinal support.
  • Helps balance blood sugar.

The mild taste of Chia seeds make them a versatile addition to a variety of meals. Sprinkle them on yogurt or salad, add them to smoothies or juice, use milled seeds for baking or soak the seeds until they form a gel that can be added to a variety of recipes.

You can make this at night but it in a jar and bring it to work with you for a nutritional breakfast or snack.

You can make this at night but it in a jar and bring it to work with you for a nutritional breakfast or snack.

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Makes a nourishing breakfast, snack, or dessert.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily June 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Chia pudding—
Can you please tell me what you mean when you say rinse and soak the raw cashews? Soak in water? How long,etc?? Thank you!!!!!! 🙂

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Judy Griffin January 18, 2016 at 6:15 pm

Hi Emily, You should always rinse nuts with cold water before you use them. Soaking nuts is very good also. You soak the nuts overnight or for 2 hours. Put the nuts in a glass bowl covered with cold water. You don’t have to soak. i often just rinse and blend in my
vitamix.

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