Chia-Oatmeal Pudding - Helping Bodies Heal

Chia-Oatmeal Pudding

Chia, chia, chia!!  I will admit I was hesitant to try them, at first.  I purchased a whole bag, set some in water to soak overnight and then totally wimped out from trying them.  I threw away the ones I had soaked and stuffed the unused bag into the back of the fridge — for a LONG time.  I don’t know why, they just didn’t look all that appetizing after being soaked in water and I wasn’t will to risk having a bad taste in my mouth.

And then I started making changes in my diet and needed some new breakfast ideas that:

  • FAST to make and portable
  • High in fiber
  • Included protein
  • Contained good, healthy fats
  • And didn’t include BREAD (gluten)

So, I summoned up the courage to try Chia pudding and it has forever changed my life.  Talk about versatility — what?!  You can add any number of toppings or flavorings to this awesome meal and chances are, it will be a hit.

Is there one “healthy” food you’ve kinda-sorta wanted to try but wasn’t sure about it?  Let me know in the comments and I’ll do what I can to help you use the ingredient so that the result is YUMMILICIOUS!

In the meantime, here is one of my favorite chia pudding recipes — don’t be like the old me, give a try!  I hope it becomes a favorite of yours as well!

  • ½ banana mashed
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon pure organic cacao powder
  • ½ cup gluten free rolled oats, uncooked
  • 1-1.5 cup almond milk
  • Add toppings of your choice, see list below
  1. Mash the banana in a 16 oz. mason jar with a fork until creamy
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well to combine
  3. Place lid on the jar and store in refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours
  4. In the morning, mix together with a spoon and top with any or all of the following: fresh berries, nuts, hemp seeds, shredded coconut, carob nibs, etc. Replace lid and go!


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