Chia Seed Pudding

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Hello! I have been stressed all week on what to make my first post. It seemed it so momentous and mentally I made it a much bigger than most. To be honest I’m sure my wife is relieved to no longer hear “I think I’ll make x for the my first post” every ten minutes. I felt like I needed to put out my very best recipes.  In the middle of all this I have been struggling to come up with breakfast ideas for my 1 year old (M) to eat. Finally I decided eff that I’m going to present to you our life as we eat it. That means I will definitely be putting up some tried and true deliciousness but as Lauren said earlier we are no strangers to pinterest fails. Sometimes we will just be experimenting and I will give you my honest feedback on how horribly it crashed and burned – with pictures for the full effect.  You’re Welcome.

Back to breakfast. We try to limit grains (and generally fail) and M has a sensitivity to dairy. Also, since he has not yet had his 1 year checkup, I’m not 100 percent sure when he can start nut butters (google that shit and you will fall down the rabbit hole of differing opinions). Up until now we had been feeding him fruit and eggs. The only issue, M hates eggs. So I have spent the week looking for nutritious breakfast ideas and stressing about ideas for this post. Enter chia seed pudding.

Guys, its weird …and delicious. I tried the pre-made one from the store and it was weird and gross. So I didn’t have really high expectations. It did check off a number of my hopes for a nutritious breakfast though.

  • High in Fiber
  • Good source of protein
  • Contains Omega-3’s (there is some debate about the quality)
  • Antioxidents

This version takes about five minutes to make, is completely customizable and reminds me of tapioca pudding. Guys let’s be real though, it’s pudding…for breakfast and who doesn’t want to eat pudding for breakfast.

Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Raw Chia Seeds
  • 2 cup Coconut Milk (almond and soy milk also work for this recipe)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • pinch of Salt

Optional – Fruits of your choice, granola, figs, chocolate, etc. – go crazy, I don’t know your life  (for ours we used thawed mixed berries)

1. Place 1/2 c of raw chia seeds into medium size bowl

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2. .  Add 2 cups of coconut milk   NOTE: I find it easier to shake the can(s) of coconut milk before opening. This will combine the milk and the fat. If you forget, it will be fine once you whisk it all together

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3. Add 1 1/4 t of Vanilla

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4. Add 2 T of maple syrup (We like to keep ours in a penguin jar)

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5. Add a pinch of salt

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6. Whisk all your ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours but overnight is better.

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7. Add fruit and other toppings and enjoy! You’re eating pudding for breakfast and no one can give you shit about it because it’s healthy.

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