May 19, 2014

Chia Pudding Recipe - Whole 30 Challenge - Day 22

On day 19, I wrote about trying some new recipes. Now that I have a week break in between semesters, I can do some experimenting and I started with this chia pudding. Now, please know the word pudding here may lead you to imagine the product Mr. Cosby was selling two decades ago. This is not that. Still, it's interesting and Pinterest is stocked with ways to change this standard recipe into many different dessert variations. I just described this recipe as "interesting." Please keep reading.

Chia is definitely all the rage on the Internets. Every post includes that this tiny seed can absorb 10 times their weight in liquid. And, look, now I did it too.

They're an excellent source of protein, omega-3, and fiber. This also means I can have something a bit more breakfast-y to eat in the morning. It's also a part of your childhood.

Whole 30 Challenge Ingredients Paleo Breakfast

Ingredients & Tools
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 and 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp real vanilla extract
  • large bowl
  • whisk
  • plastic wrap

This is very simple. Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and stir.

Whole 30 Challenge Ingredients Paleo Breakfast Seeds Almond Milk

You'll get a bowl of vanilla-y smelling slush. Cover it and let it set in the fridge overnight.

Whole 30 Challenge Rasperries Breakfast Paleo

The consistency takes getting used to, but this makes a great snack and I bet a good breakfast with a more substantial helping of fruit. I will definitely try this again using some of the variations I've found online.

I had this chia pudding with a lot more raspberries in it for breakfast. My husband and I had a great brunch in Cobble Hill and I ate a western omlette with a green salad. We were supposed to head to the movies, but he started to feel sick. I was going to make roasted chicken with a variety of vegetables for dinner, but I changed it to chicken soup with carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach instead. I earned a bonus 10 good wife points. I had some chia pudding and fruit for dessert.


Two Points.

I can't believe it's the final week already! For the lifestyle challenge, we need to read for pleasure for 30 minutes a day. The timing could not have been better with my break from school.

1 comment:

  1. This is not Whole 30 compliant because it uses maple syrup, an obvious violation, and it uses vanilla extract which is forbidden because it contains alcohol. Rules be rules...