Overnight Chia Pudding
Overnight chia pudding can be a great part of a high protein breakfast. Use it as a snack or a dessert for a light meal.
- ¾ cup chia seeds (white)
- 3 1/2 cups almond milk
- 3 scoops vanilla protein (1 per serving)
- 1 can coconut milk well shaken
- 1 T vanilla
- 1 cup blueberries
Nuts or seeds if using a plant protein (to boost EAAs)
Bend milk, protein, coconut milk, vanilla, and blueberries. Mix liquid with chia seeds in a container. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir before serving.
A crunchy topping:
Sliced almonds, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds and ground flax. Coat in coconut oil, vanilla and cinnamon. Bake 325 for 10-15 minutes watching and stirring until crispy and brown. Cool. Store in covered container in refrigerator to keep crunchy. (Flipping50 recipe for grain-free granola)
Flip: Get fancy and create parfaits by layering chia, berries, chia and top with granola in short, wide glasses.
The Nutrition Intel
Chia seeds have plenty of health fats and fiber to support regularity and elimination of toxins.
Blueberries are powerful antioxidants.
The Visual Effect
Food is fuel. It’s so much more than that too. It’s a source of pleasure. Take the time to create something visually pleasing. It doesn’t matter if it’s for company, your family, or “just” you.
Involve as many senses in your meals as you can. When you involve your sense of smell successfully, the aroma of foods will start your stomach juices flowing so you improve digestion. When it’s visually appealing to you, you enjoy a unique pleasure from it. Texture is also important. Determine if you like creamy or you need a crunch to feel most sated from your meals.
Food has long been a love hate relationship for many women. Find foods you love that love you back. There is no “cheating” the system. No skipping micronutrients will ever make you healthy, beautiful, and strong. Feed your soul and feed your body.