A quick breakfast made in under 5 minutes - vanilla chia pudding with a dollop of hearty cashew butter makes for a filling breakfast or snack on the go.
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Rewind to last Saturday morning where I shared a shorter post since my forth generation iPhone died in the night and I woke up late. Now it's one week later and the same thing happened yet again. I think it's safe to say that one of my priorities this weekend should be to get a new phone - one that can hold a battery for longer than it takes to make this breakfast.
Oh and since we're speaking of breakfast, I wanted to share this delicious Vanilla Chia Pudding seeing as you guys went a little nuts over it on Instagram a few weeks ago - and that just makes me all sorts of happy.
I'm glad that we can share in the beautiful versatility of chia seeds, once a garden/plant staple in the early 1990's and now a major contender in the healthy breakfast scene. What a great evolution chia seeds have had. And now as I write this, just as last week, it's in real time. And as I peak out the sunlit window I see that it is warm, heating to the 70s. And I'd like to get out there and enjoy that beautiful weekend sunshine - so I'll be taking this chia pudding to go :)
Prep Time: 2 minutes | Cook Time: 2 minutes
Ingredients for the Vanilla Chia Pudding:
- 6 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 cups almond milk (recipe here)
- 1-2 tablespoon cashew butter (optional but I love it - recipe here)
- 1 - 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
After making your almond milk, mix in the chia seeds, honey, cashew butter, mashed banana and vanilla. Let this sit overnight (or for at least 3 hours). Store in an airtight container (I use a mason jar), top with any fruit, and take to work or university to enjoy!
What kind of chia puddings do you like? Do you like having it with the whole chia seed or do you puree the pudding? Try adding a swirl of jam into each bowl - so delicious and flavorful without much fuss.
Enjoy the simplicity of this breakfast! I know I've had way too many stressed mornings wishing I had spent 5 minutes before bed making this little bowl of quick goodness :)
And be sure to tag me on Instagram - #8thandlake - so I can see your lovely creations! There's nothing I love more than seeing your photos and recreations of the meals you find here. Thats what they're here for :)
You can also find me on Snapchat with more photos and clips of my everyday life - username - marie8thandlake
Lots of love from the West Coast,