One of my favourite breakfasts, especially in the hot weather is overnight oats. There are so many great variations and the fact that it can be made the night before makes it really convenient. I have discovered another exciting breakfast alternative that can also be made in different flavours and again making it up in advance making a perfect in a rush breakfast choice, I'm talking about chia pudding.
Now chia seeds themselves are a great ingredient. Packed full of nutrients, high in protein and the carb content is mostly fibre so brilliant when you are on a diet. They are the perfect addition to meals when you are on a diet as the protein and fibre content are known to help you lose weight. I use them in smoothies, on top of salads and in my breakfasts.
This recipe is simple and extremely quick to make. The one thing I will say is that the texture is not one that everyone will enjoy, I would say it is almost like jelly but with a bit slimey for want of a better word.
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 1/2 cup of coconut milk
2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
1 tsp vanilla extract
* Simply pop all of the ingredients into a sealable container, I used a glass jar. Mix them all together and leave in the fridge overnight.
* When you are ready to eat the next day you can put on whatever toppings you'd like. I love putting a mix of fruit, nuts and seeds on mine.
Now you can change the flavouring of the chia pudding, you can use different milks such as almond and you can add in other ingredients for example adding in apple sauce and cinnamon to make a gorgeous apple pie flavour or using almond milk and almond extract with pitted cherries to create a cherry bakewell pudding.
The flavours are endless, you can get creative and it makes breakfast a more appealing meal!!
What flavour combo would you go for?