CHIA + FLAX PUDDING
This is my new favorite breakfast to prep because it's easy, nutritious, and delishhhh! I have always loved topping toasts, yogurt, or cereal with chia seeds but forgot how much I loved chia pudding. Chia seeds have a gelatinous property where they absorb liquid and create a tapioca-like consistency. For a long time I would make a plain chia pudding with just chia seeds, plant milk, and a little bit of something sweet. However, this time I thought, how can we make this even more nutritious and get in those omega-3s... flax seeds! Now you can't just throw them in there, you have to grind them first (in order to absorb their nutrients) and they too have that gelatinous property perfect for pudding. As for plant milks pretty much anything works in this recipe but I wanted to go even even crazier and give flax milk a try! The Good Karma brand has a great option that I like with or without added protein & their Vanilla flavor works wonderfully in this recipe!
These make great on the go breakfasts as you can prep the night before then just top with fresh fruit & a spoonful of yogurt or nut butter in the morning and throw in your bag. Also, can we talk about these jars!! I was at Target... and once again I bought something I definitely didn't need... but I LOVE THEM! I saw these adorable "Collection Elite Ball Jars" that are 8oz, short & fat and thought they would be perfect for a little pudding container. They fit great in the fridge and are the perfect size for this recipe. Here is were you can find them if you are also too weak to resist the goods at Target. Lastly, I get so many questions on my beautiful spoon collection and those are from a small Coffee Subscription Business that I work with called Honey & Roses Coffee, you can find them here!
CHIA + FLAX PUDDING RECIPE
Time: 5 minutes + overnight
Yield: 1 jar/ 1 serving
3/4 cup plant milk*
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp ground flax
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
Toppings: fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, or nut butter of choice
Grind your flaxseeds in a spice grinder. I do this ahead of time and keep in the fridge for the week. Note, if you put 1 tbsp of whole flax seeds in a grinder it will yield more than 1 tbsp ground so measure after you grind your flaxseeds.
Add all ingredients to your jar and stir till well combined. This may take a minute to break up all of the clumps. Let sit for 10 minutes. Stir again, breaking up any clumps. Place in the fridge overnight or for at least 1 hour.
*If you have the same jars I do, I add the dry ingredients, then fill to the neck of the jar with plant milk (leaving enough room for toppings) and that amount is perfect every time!