Seriously, you are gonna find out soon enough– I have a crush on chia seeds. When I first discovered chia seeds I was just throwing them in for good measure in protein shakes. But now, I cannot go a week without making this for breakfast. So go ahead, and calm your cravings with these cool easy whip ups. Not only will you feel groovy and full, you will probably kill those push ups, too.
Chia seed pudding is versatile with throw-ins like kiwi, grapefruit, and beloved blood oranges. Or we have a few more options for you!
These have become a few of my personal dine and dash B.A.M. (breakfast at Mac), pre-workout snack and even a late night Jimmy Fallon treat. I promise as old school as chia sounds, aka the smeared clay heads we grew to in the 70’s, you are gonna be surprised at how energized, clear minded and glow-like you are gonna feel. I am chia challenging you to give this a whirl.
Chia Breakfast Pudding
- 3 tbsp. organic black chia seeds (we like Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds)
- 2 tsp. local honey
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup soy milk, or coconut milk
Place all ingredients in a mason jar, tighten with lid and shake well. Refrigerate overnight. Try any one of these stir in options:
- 1/4 cup pureed raspberries
- 3 strawberries, sliced
- handful of berries
- 3 tbsp. dried apple slices cut up
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 T. toasted pecans or walnuts
- 1 banana sliced,
- 1/4 cup your favorite granola
- Dash of cinnamon
My Jimmy Fallon late night mash-up:
- Substitute milk with chocolate almond milk,
- 2 tbsp. PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
- Top with 2 Tbsp. chopped almonds
- A handful of mini chocolate chips
No GUT, No GLORY...
The proof is in the pudding, here is the nutritional breakdown folks.
3 tbsp. chia seeds = 120 calories, 9 grams protein, 12 grams fiber, 2430 mg of Omega-3s
2 tsp. honey = 45 calories
3/4 cup soy milk = 60 calories, 6 grams protein
1 tsp vanilla extract = 12 calories
Drum roll... paired with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries at 24 extra calories gives you a satisfying breakfast under 300 calories with 15 grams protein perfect for a pre/post workout snack!