Then, as luck would have it, my assistant Rozy and I were prepping to lead a 3 day bachelorette party yoga retreat in Mexico for 10 women and brainstorming healthy breakfast options. I picked custom Acai Bowls for the first morning and Rozy suggested Chia Pudding for the second morning. She explained to me that they are super simple to make, easy to prepare in bulk and packed full of FIBER, which women can never get enough of. It would be the perfect Sunday morning breakfast to help them digest all the delicious food, wine, and tequila from the weekend!
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After trying Chia Pudding for the first time on our yoga retreat in Baja Mexico, I was ready to start incorporating it into my life at home. The Sunday night that we got home, I made my first batch and ate it throughout the week. Almost immediately, I started feeling better in my body, like everything was moving around again, as it should. My favorite part is that it's portable and easy to take on the road, which I need for my lifestyle. Now, every Sunday night, it's become my ritual to take 5 mason jars, make my Chia Pudding for the week, then grab and go when I head out on Monday morning.
Here's my super simple recipe for a single serving --
- 1 mason jar
- Fill up 1/2 way with milk of your choice
(I use unsweetened Hemp Milk, but can also use: Almond milk, Coconut, milk, etc.)
- Pour in 1/3 cup of chia seeds, stir vigorously for 30 seconds
- Put mason jar lid on, seal up, leave in refrigerator overnight
- Take out in the morning, then add toppings of your choice.
My favorite toppings this month are: a spoonful of local honey, then add banana or blueberries, then sprinkle local bee pollen and cinnamon on top.
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From chocolate to walnuts to passion fruit to figs, the options are limitless, and can be modified to utilize ingredients honoring every season of the year. Need more inspiration? Click here to learn 22 Easy and Delicious Chia Pudding Recipes.
Do you have your own special recipe or favorite toppings? Comment below and share your secret sauce with us!