The perfect make-ahead breakfast or post-workout treat has just arrived.
Lemon and Berry Chia Seed Pudding
Chia Pudding Ingredients
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk (sub soy or skim)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut nectar (sub agave or honey)
Berry Topping Ingredients
- 2 strawberries, chopped (sub any berry you like!)
- 1 tablespoon goji berries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon coconut flakes, unsweetened
- Combine all pudding ingredients in a jar or bowl. Mix well.
- Put that jar or bowl in your refrigerator overnight or at least 4-6 hours. Stir the pudding after the first 1-2 hours in the fridge.
- To prepare the berry topping, mix all ingredients in a bowl. (For best results, let the berry mixture sit for 20-25 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.)
- When you are ready, put your berry topping on top of your chia pudding and DIG IN.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for meals that I can make ahead so that in the morning I don’t even have to think about what I’m gonna make or eat. It simplifies life and allows for a more relaxing morning. So thats why having delicious, summery, light, yet filling meals like this chia seed pudding are a great idea.
If you have never had chia seed pudding, prepare yourself for a strange tapioca-like pudding experience, except also way different. It’s really like nothing I can describe. And truthfully it took me a few bites to discern if I liked it or not the first time I tried it. BUT once you get on this train, it’s pretty hard to get off.
Let me give you the 411 on why chia seeds are a super dope health food…
- They are high in fiber, aiding in digestion!
- They are high in Omega-3s, helping to fight depression and heart disease.
- Contain antioxidants to improve body & brain function.
- They contain a pretty high level of protein for a plant-based source, making them a great fuel source for workouts or the day!
The recipe itself can be played around with to suit your likes and dislikes. Want to use blackberries or blueberries? Go ahead! Want to leave off the coconut flakes. Sure, why not? But I think the best part about all of it is how portable it is! You can eat this on a plane, or a train, or a car, or in a bar, or at school, or at work, or while you twerk. (Okay, probably not while you twerk but you get the point.) It’s a GREAT go-to overnight breakfast. I dare you to give it a try, you might never look at breakfast the same again.