When it’s cold outside I crave something more substantial than just fresh fruit and green smoothies for breakfast. This Vanilla Maple Chia Pudding is a great breakfast option if you don’t have a lot of time in the morning because you can prepare it the night before and it will keep you full & satisfied longer. I love having it as a pre-workout snack as well, since it’s so high in plant-based protein. For extra flavor, you can top it with fresh fruit and a couple of Cacao Nib Cookie Dough Bites!
Vanilla Maple Chia Pudding
SERVES: 2 people
EQUIPMENT: blender, mixing bowl
2 cups of almond milk
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon of vanilla powder
2 large pinches of Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt
6 tablespoons of chia seeds
- Combine almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, vanilla powder and salt in the blender. Blend until smooth.
- Now take your mixing bowl and combine the almond milk with the chia seeds. Stir well and let them rest for a few minutes.
- After three to four minutes, stir the mixture with a fork until everything is well combined. Place in the refrigerator.
- After about 1 hour the chia seeds will have soaked up most of the liquid, turning the mixture into a creamy pudding.
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
- This Vanilla Maple Chia Pudding will stay fresh for at least 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator if you use fresh almond milk (or longer with store-bought almond milk).
- You can devour this breakast right away or add superfoods & fresh fruit of your choice. I used goji berries, raspberries, banana slices, cacao nibs and hemp seeds for an extra protein boost.
- Chia seeds are really high in plant-based protein and healthy omega 3 fats. They are also packed with essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphor.
Now I would love to hear from you! What’s your favorite breakfast when you don’t have a lot of time? Do you prefer a quick smoothie, chia pudding, oatmeal, protein shakes…? Let me know by leaving a comment down below.