Maple-Vanilla Chia Pudding

Want to wake up and your breakfast has already been made?

Chia pudding is the answer.

Chia puddings are delicious and packed with proteins and nutrients. All you need to do is put a bunch of “stuff” in a bowl or container of choice, pop them in the fridge and go to bed! By morning, you will have a delicious pudding waiting for you.

Chia seeds contain…

…antioxidants which reduce and prevent the detrimental effects free radicals,

…fibre which aids in bowel movements, the easy passage of stool, reduction in bad cholesterol in the blood and reduction in post-meal blood sugar spikes,

…proteins and essential amino acids which aid in cell regeneration and keeping one full longer,

…calcium and phosphorus which are important for maintaining bone health. Gramme for gramme, chia seeds contain more calcium than dairy products with a percentage per ounce of approximately 15% compared to 2.8%, respectively, of the recommended amount for a person consuming 2,000 calories a day,

...magnesium which aids in reducing and maintaining blood pressure

alongside many other vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Without further ado, here’s my recipe for a delicious breakfast chia pudding:


Ingredients

  • Chia seeds
  • Almond milk
  • Vanilla paste
  • Cinnamon
  • Maple Syrup

Method

  • In a cup/mug containing some almond milk, add the cinnamon, vanilla paste and maple syrup to taste and give the milk a good stir to ensure the ingredients have been well incorporated into it. I like to add enough cinnamon, vanilla paste and maple syrup to make the almond milk taste like melted vanilla ice cream.
  • Pour the almond milk mixture into a bowl (preferably a glass one) containing chia seeds and move the seeds around a bit so each has contact with the almond milk mixture.

*For a thicker pudding, use less milk and for a lighter one, use more (experiment till you find your preferred consistency

  • Cover the bowl with cling film/plastic wrap/saran wrap and store it in the fridge overnight (or for at least 4hrs) to let it thicken and form a pudding consistency
  • In the morning (or at least 4hrs later), take off the cling film and arrange some chopped fruits over the pudding. I like to use ripe nectarines, pink lady apples, bananas and berries.

Serve


Let me know what you like to add to your chia pudding!

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