I am all about simplicity. The simpler the better. You already know this about me if you follow me on social media and have seen my very basic, yet highly nutritious meals. I think one of the best things you can do for your health is eat as close to the source as possible. Simple and basic don’t have to be boring, though! I love to experiment with different flavors, toppings, textures, etc.
Here is a recipe for a simple chia pudding. The healthy fat and protein combo is not only extremely healthy, but will help you stay full for a long time. This is the perfect base for a breakfast, snack, or even dessert – simply add whatever flavor or texture you’re craving for the topping. Some of my favorite toppings include cacao nibs, bee pollen, or organic berries.
For this recipe, which is only about 270 calories and contains a whopping 20g of protein, I used pumpkin seed protein because it has a neutral taste and contains all of the amino acids; however, you can use whatever protein you like.
- Place everything EXCEPT the chia seeds a high-speed blender and blend completely
- Add the chia seeds in the blender and blend on the lowest setting (you just want to lightly mix the chia seeds in, not completely blend them)
- Pour mixture into an airtight jar or container, mix one more time with a spoon, and store in refrigerator for at least 4 hours