OVERNIGHT CHIA | Chia seed breakfast pudding

chia seed pudding breakfast

Ahhh, a long weekend. Thank you, Labor Day! To kick my day off the right way, I figured a tasty breakfast was in order!

The boyfriend has been on a chia seed kick this last month. I swear, he’s trying to put chia into anything and everything! He gets on these health kicks all the time (a few months ago it was coconut oil), but I try and support them as long as they are tasty :)

When he stumbled upon chia pudding he immediately sent me the idea to make since it would be “great for the blog” (aka great for his tummy).

chia seed pudding

So here we have it, chh-chh-chh-chia seed breakfast pudding!

Just like the overnight oats I made a few weeks ago, this recipe is super simple and the fridge does all the work overnight!

chia seed breakfast

Ingredients:

– 1 and 1/4 cups almond or coconut milk
– 1/4 cup black chia seeds
– 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (or honey)
– Fruit and/or nut toppings (for the morning of)

Step 1: Mix the chia seeds, milk, and maple syrup together and pop it in the fridge overnight.

Step 2: The next morning, top the pudding with whatever toppings you wish (mango, bananas, raspberries, nuts…. chocolate)

Step 3: Grab a spoon and dive in!

overnight chia seed pudding

If you don’t know about all the benefits of chia seeds (like me until last month) here are a few nuggets of information to whip out at your next dinner party!

(Note: if you actually have to whip out these facts out at your next dinner party you may want to rethink the guests you invited over)

chia seed health benefits

Chia seeds:

– Are filled with protein and fiber (win, win)
– Increase exercise performance
– Are loaded with Omega-3 Fatty Acids
– Are filled in calcium
– Are packed with antioxidants (and since I’m getting sick, this is very important at the moment for me!)

chia seed pudding overnight

What are your thoughts on chia seeds? Do you put them in anything specific? Clearly for the rest of the month (until the boyfriend get’s on his next health kick) I’ll need some more recipes!

21 thoughts on “OVERNIGHT CHIA | Chia seed breakfast pudding

  1. Daisy9979 September 11, 2015 / 10:28 am

    Reblogged this on Transitions in my Life and commented:
    I’ve been reading about all the benefits of chia seeds and in my effort to return to my ways of trying new foods I decided this seemed like a good place to start. You guys know I love an easy recipe :D
    I’ll be honest and say my first bite yesterday was not favorable. I didn’t love the consistency of the chia seeds;however, I made myself take a few more bites and even tried it again this morning. I actually liked it better today. It was a good introduction to chia seeds and I can’t wait to start trying them in other recipes and foods :)

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    • Amanda Brooks September 12, 2015 / 8:52 am

      Thank you so much for the reblog! I have to admit, the first time I tried chia seeds (especially the pudding) it was an odd experience. Try mixing it into your oatmeal :) You can’t taste them as much!

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