Vegan Mofo: Raspberry Chia Breakfast Pudding (My New Favorite!)


Seriously, I am not a breakfast person. I'm also not a morning person, but having kids means you have to at least embrace the AM even if you don't want to. Since I eat a lacto-veg diet (meaning I occasionally eat dairy, but no eggs), I would often have yogurt for breakfast even though it always gave me a stomach ache. I know, so why would I eat it? Convenience, I guess. Since doing Vegan Mofo, I have been trying to eliminate dairy from my diet, so I am looking for another morning dish.

Last night, I decided I would have chia seeds in the morning. I feel great when I eat chia, so I thought it's probably a better idea to start the day feeling lovely than with a pained belly and a cloudy disposition. I'm so happy I did; I found my new favorite brekky!

To read more about the health benefits of chia seeds, read here and here and here!

Raspberry Chia Breakfast Pudding Recipe (vegan)
serves 1


Ingredients
  • I cup coconut milk (from a carton)
  • 3 TB chia seeds
  • 1/2 vanilla
  • 1/2 cup organic frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or agave) 
  • chopped raw walnuts
  • 1 or 2 chopped dates


Directions
  1. The night before, soak chia seeds in coconut milk and vanilla. Let sit in mug or bowl in fridge.
  2. In the morning, top with raspberries (really you can use any kind of fruit), sweetener, nuts and dates. Eat!  

4 comments:

  1. I have a friend who serves this to her kid almost every morning. She uses almond milk. My daughter likes it too but now that it's starting to get cold in the mornings she wants something warm. have you tried it heated briefly?

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  2. This sounds so great. Jealous of the raspberries! I had given up for the season!

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  3. @cristina: ooo! Gonna Try hot chia puddin' next! I'll let you know.

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  4. That looks beautiful, I'd be happy to eat that every morning!

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