I go through phases of liking different things for breakfast but lately I’ve gone mad for chia pudding with fresh berries. Now that it’s warmer I’m happy to eat cold refreshing things in the morning and this really hits the spot! Also, I’m trying to cut down a bit on the carbs as will have to get into a bikini in 4 weeks – yikes!
Chia seeds are a great source of protein which helps you stay fuller for longer, they’re also full of fibre which helps keep things regular (if you know what I mean :)) and they deliver lots of energy & mood boosting minerals like magnesium, iron and calcium!
I like mine with subtle flavours such as vanilla & cinnamon which adds natural sweetness. I pair my chia pudding with fresh berries because they’re full of anti-oxidant vitamins and low in fruit sugars, plus they’re juicy and refreshing and berrylicious!
For a bit of crunch factor, I sprinkle a little Quinoa Crunch or home made granola on top which gives extra bite! Both Chia Bia & Home Spun are Irish companies so it’s great to support our own don’t you think? Below is my recipe, let me know if you try it out!
Vanilla & Cinnamon Chia Pudding
- 6tbsp chia seeds (approx 1/3 cup)
- 2 cups almond milk (reduced sugar/unsweetened preferably)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
Mix or whisk the chia seeds with the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl or glass jar with a lid. If using a jar, you can give it a good shake to mix the ingredient really well. Put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Serve with chopped berries for a nutritious low GI breakfast.