Chia Pudding & Microwave Photo Shoots

ChiaToday as I pulled my “antique” (okay, just very old) microwave out from under the kitchen island and groggily dragged it in front of my slider to obtain natural light, I momentarily paused and considered myself to be mildly crazy.  Yes, only mildly…

I also knew there must be a better way, but at only Wednesday in the middle of a jam packed, whirlwind busy week, I figured my craziness would just have to do.

I’ve been trying to get more experimental with my breakfasts.  Meaning if I didn’t want to be experimental I would eat eggs every damn day, and think nothing of it.  I’m quite the fan; imagine fried, over medium, scrambled, omelets, quiche, frittata…. essentially anything with eggs to me = LOVE.

But in the interest or trying new things, I decided to take another chance on chia seed pudding.  Call it porridge if eating pudding for breakfast doesn’t sit well with you, and I promise not to tell ;).

By another chance, I’m sure you caught those two little words, chia seed pudding and I had a brief encounter back in 2013…the encounter did not go…let’s just say, it left a lot to be desired.  Today I wondered what would happen if I took my results and sent it on a magical journey through my blender.  The end result? Pretty darn good.

Ingredients:

-1 1/2 cups of almond milk
-1/3 cup chia seeds
-1 Tbsp honey
-1 Tbsp cocoa powder
-1 tsp acai powder

Toppings of choice:

-banana slices
-blackberries
-sunflower seeds
-pepitas
-sunflower seed butter
-toasted almonds
-beet juice (why beet juice? Because it’s pretty, that’s why)

Directions:

1-Combine 1/3 cup chia seeds and 1 ½ cup almond milk in a container.  Mix to combine and place in fridge overnight.

2-Take the container out of the fridge the next morning and add the honey, cocoa and acai powders.

3-Process in blender.

4-Pour into bowl and top with toppings above or your own toppings of choice.

Enjoy!

Q: What’s your favorite breakfast food?

As always eat healthy stay fit,

Elle

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