Breakfast Tomorrow: Vanilla Chia Breakfast

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chia-puddingLast week I wrote about chia and all the  wonderful things it can do. I got to thinking that I should try some recipes with it, aside from sprinkling it on cereal or adding it to shakes.

A friend of mine told me that she had been eating these chia seed puddings made by a local mom and they were to die for. So, of course I had to try it… and you know what? She was right. Although she was having them as a dessert, I thought this could easily be transformed into a chia breakfast meal.

This nourishing meal takes a little bit of prep work, but it’s easy and you can do most of it the night before, and when you wake up you will have no excuse to skip breakfast. Plus, it will give you tons of energy for a busy day.

Vanilla Chia Breakfast

2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey

Optional:
Seasonal fruit for topping (peaches, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries)
Almonds or other nuts for topping

Combine almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla and sweetener in a bowl. Mix well until combined and the mixture begins to thicken. Store covered in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, take out of the fridge, stir well  and add a bit of water to the pudding if it becomes too thick. Top with fresh fruit and nuts of your choice.

Enjoy!

Photo from here, with thanks.

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