Berry Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding

chia-seed-breakfastBreakfast always tastes better in a wine glass right? Here is our protein packed Chia Seed pudding recipe. Sweetened with berries and we’ve added some anti-inflammatory cinnamon to it for a little boost for the joints and ligaments. 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds equals 6 oz of chicken in protein so if you’re looking to substitute some of the meat you’re consuming then chia seeds are the perfect option. Remember if you eat your protein first that helps stabilize the body’s blood sugar levels! So remember to go for the protein first! And if you want to substitute different fruits feel free!:)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 C unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp local honey
  • 1 kiwi- peeled and sliced
  • 3 gooseberries
  • 2 figs
  • 5-6 fresh raspberries
  • 5-6 fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 tsp cacao nibs

Directions:

  1. In a bowl or jar, add chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and milk and stir well. Let sit until the chia seeds absorb the milk.
  2. Once you have a pudding consistency. Top with cacao nibs, fruit and honey.
  3. Grab a spoon and dig in!

 

 

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Protein Packed Superfood Smoothie!

superfoodLooking for a healthier option for dessert for your New Year Resolutions or new diet? How about a pick me up for mid-day or just something protein packed or a little sweeter for breakfast with out all the guilt? Lately the way my days have been going with a busy Pilates studio, a new baby, (now almost 2 months old-where does time go!) 2 other small children, and major to do list, not to mention the unexpected that seems to be popping up on a daily basis! And we actually had our first snow Sunday! I’m not too crazy about it feeling it’s 10 out, but the snow is pretty just this once! 😉

I’ve been craving something mid-day that is satisfying and delicious but won’t leave me feeling guilty and yucky after I eat it. Being a new mom again with a hectic schedule, there’s no time for me at all. If I can brush my teeth alone with out a baby on the hip and someone else trying to take the door off the hinges it’s a good day! So yesterday I started throwing things in the blender that were going to make me feel a little more at ease and a lot more relaxed.

Here’s everything you need for this one and I swear this one will stay in your arsenal for a while! I don’t know if I could get sick of this one! Here’s your yumminess!

Makes about 4 small smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened sunflower butter
  • 2 Mejool dates-pitted
  • 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Caco nibs and a little more for garnish
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes for topping

Directions:

  1. In a high-speed blender add milk, sunflower butter, dates, chia, and cacao nibs and blend until all ingredients are mixed.
  2. Pour into a glass top with nibs and coconut flakes.
  3. Enjoy with you feet up on the couch by the fire! 😉

 

Chia Seed Pudding

photo credit: www.farmfoodieandfitness.comSick of the same old breakfast! Try my protein packed and delicious chia seed pudding recipe!! Pudding for breakfast you say? Now who wouldn’t want pudding for breakfast? Chia seeds are packed with protein, add your favorite nuts for heart healthy oils and more protein. Add an array of berries for antioxidants. Top with raisins and honey for sweetness. Drop in your spoon and enjoy!! It’s guaranteed to keep you full through the morning and into lunch.

Chia Seed Pudding:

Makes 1-2 Servings

  •  1 cup chia seeds
  •  1 cup almond milk
  •  ¼ cup sliced almonds
  •  ½ cup blueberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries
  •  ¼ cup raisins
  •  1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut
  •  1 tablespoon local honey
  •  ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

In a bowl, add chia seeds and almond milk. Let the chia seeds soak in the milk, until the seeds absorb all the milk. About 5-10 minutes. Once the chia seeds have expanded and absorbed the milk. Top with berries, raisins, almonds, cinnamon, and honey.

Loving this recipe? Grab more like this one is my fall/winter cookbook, “Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.”