Breakfast gets really difficult if you don’t like many breakfast foods. Outside of Lucky Charms or Pop Tarts, but that’s not healthy. I eat yogurt often because the protein keeps me full until lunch but sometimes I just need a change.
I’ve toyed around with chia seeds in breakfast recipes before but today I’m trying something new. It still baffles me that people are now eating the same seeds that children spread of terracotta animals and wait for them to grow. But those chia seeds are super healthy and offer an extra boost of protein to my morning.
I’ve been using almond milk and coconut milk more lately as I’ve been trying to reduce my dairy intake. I like both of these options as an alternative to dairy creamer in my coffee. I was pretty excited to find that Almond Breeze has combined both of these into one super milk! And so I decided to try a chia cereal of sorts but I’ll make it more exciting by calling it pudding. Because obviously everyone wants to eat pudding for breakfast.
The result of this experiment was delicious. The Almondmilk Coconutmilk Original Unsweetened is low in calories and sugars and the chia seeds provide the protein that I desire in the morning. Adding a hint of honey adds back a little sweetness and topping off the pudding with fresh fruit or toasted coconut balances this breakfast perfectly. Hungry?
I’ve been really pleased with the Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend as it’s smooth and creamy and offers a little hint of coconut taste to the finish.
How are you integrating non-dairy milks into your diet?
- ¾ cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Original Unsweetened
- 2 - 3 tsp maple syrup or honey
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 - 4 tbsp chia seeds
- Nuts, berries, fruit, coconut flakes for topping (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a Mason jar or any container with a tight lid (I prefer glass), give a good shake or stir and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- When ready to eat, stir and top with favorite toppings: nuts, berries, fruit, coconut flakes etc. Adjust the thickness of a pudding with extra milk if desired. Also the amount of sweetener is up to a personal taste.
- Storage Instructions: Refrigerate for up to 5 days
This is a sponsored post from Almond Breeze Almondmilk. All opinions expressed are my own.