Recently I've been struggling to get things done during the day while I'm home alone with Baby Aaron. We're still working out a routine, and since it's only been a few weeks since Matt went back to work, everything is still very new to us. One thing I noticed I was seriously neglecting was eating. Half the time I wouldn't have time to get myself breakfast before Matt showed up at 12:30 for lunch! This wasn't good for me, and it wasn't good for Baby Aaron-nobody wants a grumpy, hangry mommy! So, I decided to try prepping quick, easy breakfasts the night before; this allows me to eat without having to take a bunch of time to prepare something in between feedings, diaper changing, putting him down for naps, working, and those times when he's just too fussy to even be put down for two minutes. Last week I tried chia pudding, prepped the night before, chilled and set overnight, and then enjoyed in the morning with fruit and coconut flakes. It was so easy and delicious! Here's my recipe if you want to try it out for yourself. This is perfect for anyone who needs something that's easy and non-time-consuming in the morning, plus it's nourishing, healthy, and great for fertility and pregnancy!
Easy Chia PuddingIngredients
- Chia Seeds (around 1/4-1/2 cup)
- Almond Milk (around 1/2-1 cup)
- Vanilla Extract (1 tsp or 1 cap full)
- Apple juice (a few splashes)
- Fill a mason jar or similar container half full of almond milk (anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup.)
- Pour in chia seeds equal to half the almond milk (if you used 1/2 cup of almond milk, pour in around 1/4 cup chia seeds; if you used 1 cup of almond milk, pour in around 1/2 cup chia seeds.)
- Stir chia seeds into the almond milk
- Add in 1 tsp or 1 cap full of vanilla extract, a few pinches of cinnamon, and a few splashes of apple juice.
- Stir mixture together for about a minute, or until it starts to congeal slightly.
- Put in the refrigerator overnight or for at least a few hours to let the chia seeds set and fully plump into pudding.
- In the morning or once the pudding has set and is a nice, tapioca-like texture, remove it from the refrigerator and pour it into a bowl. (You can also leave it in the jar and take it to go!)
- Add fresh fruit slices, coconut flakes, and any other toppings you may enjoy to the bowl or into the jar with the pudding. Some other great toppings can be dried or frozen fruit, rolled oats, a little bit of maple syrup, hemp seeds, or flax seeds.
See? Easy, quick, and super delicious! If you try this recipe, let me know in the comments! Follow me on social media for other recipes and special weekly content!
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