I made a new recipe in my kitchen last night and saved it for this morning’s breakfast! I originally found it on Eating Bird Food here. I modified the recipe slightly and came up with blackberry vanilla chia seed pudding. It was a great change from oatmeal but still in the same family. I have talked about why chia seeds are so amazing here and here. Moral of the story – they are one of the best superfoods on earth and you can’t go wrong eating them!
Add the ingredients: chia seeds, oatmeal, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and agave nectar.
Chia Seed Pudding
1/4 c chia seeds
3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Pea Protein)
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 Tbsp. oats
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
A few drops of agave nectar (or other sweetener)
Fruit: The sky is the limit. I used 1/2 a banana and 1/2 a small carton of blackberries.
Keep in mind the more fruit used, add more almond milk. Chia seeds expand to 10 times their size, so they absorb all the liquid.
I added a couple more splashes of almond milk when I was ready to eat this!
I listened to Jillian Michael’s podcast on my walk with Otis this morning and I really enjoyed it. There is more to it than just food and fitness. She talks about life a lot too!
Off to do some serious studying at Starbucks and then tackle a TBD circuit training workout at the gym!