A healthy, easy, and delicious breakfast
It's hard to believe it's September already! I feel that summer went way too fast! I've been busy catching up on some work, but it was nice to have a long weekend. As promised from last week, I am going to share a delicious breakfast recipe with you! It is a very easy recipe, and one that you should prep the night before, which is great because, that way, it will be waiting for you in the morning! I'm sure you have heard of chia seeds before, and if you haven't, you probably think of chia pets, which were popular back in the 90's (I think). Who would have thought it was so healthy back in the day or that these seeds are actually edible? This recipe is so easy to make it’s almost too good to be true. For 1-2 servings: • 1 cup coconut, almond, or hemp milk • 2-3 tablespoons chia seeds • 1 banana • ½ cup blueberries (frozen are OK) • Handful of almonds or walnuts, if desired • Cinnamon, to taste Mix all the ingredients together and let them sit in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Stir after a few minutes, as the chia is “gelling” into a pudding-like consistency. Let it sit in the refrigerator about 20 minutes or until ready to eat. As I mentioned above, you can also prep it the night before. If you find the pudding too thick, you can add more milk or a little water. If you find the pudding too thin, add more chia or any of the other ingredients to make it thicker. You really can’t go wrong with chia pudding, which is why I love making it so much. Now, let’s talk about the health benefits of chia seed. It is a superfood, for sure! According to Dr. Andrew Weil, chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids and provides fiber as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc. Another great benefit of chia seeds is that they are good for travel or to bring to work. Pack them in your suitcase and have them readily available to make chia pudding for breakfast or a snack in your hotel room. You can also pack travel size containers of almond milk (if checking luggage), as well as nuts and just pick up fresh fruit in your destination city. And, there are so many different things you can add to them. It doesn't have to be bananas and blueberries. You can add apples, any kind of berry, and even chocolate. If you are interested in more recipes like this one, check out my programs, which all come with delicious and healthy recipes! You can click here to learn more about my programs. Enjoy!