twist on the classic: warm winter chia pudding
let me tell you something: it's freezing outside. like, literally freezing. also, missing oatmeal #boopaleo
it used to be my go-to on days like this (aka every day it's cold), so I thought I'd make a quick substitute. I've been super obsessed with chia pudding, but it 1) takes a long time to make and 2) is cold. too cold for winter mornings.
my old method of chia / flaxseed microwave oatmeal used be a ratio of 3 tbsp oats to 1 tbsp chia seeds; I poured hot water on top before microwaving to speed things up (hello, I'm lazy). so I thought I'd mix it up by taking out the oats, adding more chia seeds, and crossed my fingers that it wouldn't turn out terrible.
thankfully, it was a success! so here it is: warm winter chia pudding, made in 2 minutes flat. enjoy!
warm winter chia pudding
(serves 1) | time: 2 minutes | breakfast | vegetarian, gluten free
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- boiling water (enough to cover seeds)
- organic unsweetened soy milk, as needed
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp whole milk yogurt (I used Black Sheep sheep's milk yogurt) or Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp vegan vanilla protein powder (I used Vega)
- toppings (suggested): coconut flakes, any fruit, nuts / seeds / nut butters, cinnamon, turmeric
- place chia seeds & flaxseeds in a microwave-safe bowl. cover with hot boiled water.
- microwave for 1-2 minutes. Check after 45 seconds to see if you need more liquid.
- stir in the rest of the ingredients and top with any toppings you want & enjoy! (I've personally been obsessed with the dried goji berries my mom gave us from our garden + coconut flakes + cacao nibs [Organic Living Superfoods has amazing ones]).