strawberry chia seed breakfast pudding

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yes, pudding for breakfast, and with just one bite you will be in love with this strawberry chia seed breakfast pudding 

strawberry chia seed breakfast pudding

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. We all know it is the most important meal, but it is probably the one we spend the least amount of time thinking about or planning for.  I like to keep a pretty well stocked pantry so I usually have the makings for pancakes, waffles, and oatmeal, but other than that, I never really factored breakfast into my weekly grocery list of meal prep.

strawberry chia seed breakfast pudding

The one thing I have learned while on this healthy eating path, is that I need to plan more to stay on top of things. If I don’t have a fridge  full of healthy choices that I really enjoy, I am more likely to turn to my true love…pancakes.

Lately, I have been eating greek yogurt with berries nearly every day. But if I run out of my homemade yogurt, I don’t really care for my berries as much. SO now I add homemade yogurt to my weekly meal prep, that way I don’t run out.

strawberry chia seed breakfast pudding

This chia pudding is another of my healthy breakfast favorites, and one I actually look forward to if I know I have a few jars in the fridge. The pudding is made the night before and left to thicken overnight. Then in the morning I just puree a few berries and breakfast is ready.

strawberry chia seed breakfast pudding

strawberry chia seed breakfast pudding

       

Ingredients:

  • for the pudding -
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 cup  0% Greek yogurt (I used homemade)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • for the puree-
  • 1/2 pound strawberries cleaned, hulled, and quartered (1-2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup if needed)

Directions:

  • in a small bowl whisk together the milk, yogurt, chia seeds and vanilla
  • cover and chill 30 minutes
  • give the pudding a good whisking, making sure to break up clump or get any seeds that have stuck to the bottom
  • cover and chill overnight
  • place berries (and sweetener if using) in the jar of a blender and puree until smooth
  • layer pudding with puree and top with fresh berries for serving
if made according to the recipe without added sweetener, 1 jar has 4 WW points

Strawberries are coming into season around here, and they have been super sweet even this early in the year. If your berries are not quite there yet, add a bit of honey or maple syrup to your puree.

I used cashew milk for my pudding, but only because I love how creamy it is;  feel free to use any milk you have on hand.  Make sure to give your pudding a good stir after 30 minutes making sure to get any chia seeds that may have stuck to the bottom. Then cover and let the pudding sit in the fridge overnight.

Layer the pudding with pureed berries and then top with fresh fruit just before serving.

strawbery chia seed breakfast pudding

enjoy!