It’s been a while since I’ve had chia pudding in my morning rotation, but you guys asked for breakfast parfait ideas so here we are! I’ve played around with different versions of chia pudding for YEARS. From my blueberry chia overnight oats to my Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Pudding or even my Nut and Seed Overnight Porridge, I’ve been trying out different ways to use chia seeds for breakfast.
This time my quest was for the absolute creamiest chia pudding I could make, while still getting to call it healthy enough to eat for breakfast. That’s how you get this luscious greek yogurt chia pudding with roasted grapefruit. The greek yogurt combined with a little non-dairy (or dairy) milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract make for a tart-sweet cloud of chia pudding in your mouth.
Then you add some broiled grapefruit on top with a little coconut sugar and rosemary and WOWZA, the flavors are out of this world. Slightly tart, extremely rich, and yet somehow packed with protein and legitimately good for you. Exactly how breakfast should be.
Greek Yogurt Chia Pudding with Roasted Grapefruit
This healthy, sweet and creamy greek yogurt chia pudding with roasted grapefruit is the most perfect sweet-tart paring you've ever had for breakfast.
- 1/2 cup full fat greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- rosemary sprigs
The night before you want to eat your greek yogurt chia pudding, mix together greek yogurt, non-dairy milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Shake or whisk until well combined.
Set in refrigerator, covered, either in a jar or a covered bowl. Refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, preheat your oven to broil.
Cut a grapefruit in half, lay on a baking tray cut side up, sprinkle with coconut sugar, and rosemary sprigs.
Broil grapefruit for 7-10 minutes on the top rack.
Cut grapefruit flesh out of the skin, and add it to a bowl with your chia pudding.
In my personal life I’ve been thinking about how hard it is to give ourselves full credit for the work we are doing in the moment. We (I) judge ourselves so harshly in the day to day, and yet can look back with rose colored glasses. I can’t count how many times I remember being so incredibly insecure in my body or my outfit on a particular day, only to look back on photos and think, “YOU LOOKED GREAT. What were you thinking?”
Sometimes it seems impossible in the moment to remove ourselves from our own judgement and gain some perspective.
If you follow me on Instagram (which you should), you probably know that I recently updated the photos for a few recipes. It was such a fun activity because it allowed me to be so proud of how far I’ve come in just a few years. It allowed me to feel instant pride.
On that same day, I also shot the photos for this recipe, and somehow I feel immense insecurity about these instead of pride. I feel like I could have done better. I feel like I should maybe reshoot them. And I know that sounds crazy. These are good photos. To some, these are GREAT photos. I know that this insecurity is in my head.
It was so interesting to see that the minute the direct comparison to an earlier version was gone, so too was my validation. It’s like those weight loss stories you hear about where people have before and after photos that they can look back on and *prove* they are doing a good job. I’ve come to realize that that mentality is robbing us of something.
It’s robbing us of our self validation.
It’s robbing us of our moment to moment self love, based exclusively on the fact that we are just humans doing our best. (PS. You don’t need more of a reason to love yourself.)
We (I) have to learn how to provide that in the moment assurance to ourselves, based not self perceived improvement, or on the validation of others, but simply by the fact that we exist and are doing our best.
Because that’s enough. Being a human is hard. It’s messy and complicated and the world will beat you down enough. You don’t have to participate.
I’m not saying that it is easy to validate yourself in the moment, or even to catch yourself when you are invalidating yourself. But what I am saying is that we must try. We have to try to reverse these thought patterns in order to fully exist in this life. We have to try to be proud of ourselves. In all the moments. Good and bad. We have to try. xo.