Do you struggle to eat in the morning? If so, you’re not alone. Chowing down on a big ol’ bowl of something might well be the last thing on your mind as you stroll bleary-eyed around your home, stepping on cats and quietly cursing (well that’s me anyway).
While I’m not convinced breakfast is the most important meal of the day (all meals are important!) it is crucial for kick-starting the day and providing you with the fuel you need to get on in your busy life.
So if that’s the problem, then what’s the answer? Well, a small bowl of chia seed breakfast pudding, obviously. You make it the night before – you know that time when you’re wide-awake, feeling great, and know that you don’t really need sleep, you’d rather enjoy whatever it is you’re doing right now. If only you felt like that the next morning right?
Well, a small, light bowl of something easy and tasty is a good way to get those feelings going again. The chia breakfast pudding won’t bloat you or make you feel heavy, but it will give you some much-needed energy to get cracking. And there’s enough cracking to be done!
Chia Breakfast Pudding – Health Benefits
The term superfood is bandied around all the time these days, so let’s try and stay away from that one. However, chia is an exceptionally nutritious little seed. Most of its carbs come in the form of fiber (super important – click here for Harvard guide on it), protein (used by your body for repairing itself, muscle growth and sooo many other functions) and a little fat (not the enemy!). And the best thing – that little bit of fat is over half omega-3 (an essential fat). Gram for gram, chia seeds out punch salmon when it comes to omega-3. That’s incredible, especially for vegetarians or vegans.
So, the next time you’re looking for an easy to make breakfast that’s healthy, light but full of the energy you need to get yourself going – you know where to come. And the best thing – if you still really don’t fancy breakfast in the morning – you can eat it as your dinner’s dessert instead. How about that hey? I just rocked your world.
The chia breakfast pudding uses just five ingredients, and for the best results a sweet, soft banana should be used. If your banana is still a bit underripe, then use a little maple syrup to replicate some sweetness.
One of our favourite tricks is to buy a load of bananas, keep them ‘til they’re turning soft and brown, peel them, stick them in a container and whack them in the freezer. That way you’ll have a permanent supply of ready to use, sweet bananas. Consider your world rocked twice.
Chia Breakfast Pudding
Our Chia Breakfast Pudding calls for just 5 ingredients. Excellent for all those who don’t like to chow down on a big bowl of oats every morning!
Grab a fork and mash the banana in a bowl. Then divide the mash into two glasses.
Now, in a bowl mix the chia seeds and cacao powder with the milk. To avoid cacao lumps use a mixer (we use this immersion blender, and it rocks!) or something similar.
Pour the mix on top of the banana mash.
And lastly garnish with grated hazelnuts. You can use a food processor to grate them. Or just garnish with whole hazelnuts.
Pop the pudding into the fridge for roughly 8 hours.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: Then you definitely need to check out our overnight oats in a jar manual with loads of recipe ideas.