Good Morning and Happy Saturday! I’m not sure about your part of the world- but, this morning in GA is absolutely perfect. If I didn’t know better, I wouldn’t think that Christmas was right around the corner- the sun is shining, not a cloud in the sky and the air has just a slight chill to it. I may be an old soul, but I think that the morning may be my favorite part of the day. I love waking up, brewing a cup of coffee and just taking in the day before it all begins. I know that research shows that eating breakfast is better for your metabolism and for your appetite over the course of the day, but for me- I just don’t know. Some mornings I wake up and I have no appetite at all- when this occurs, I usually blend up a quick Green Goddess smoothie or juice. Other mornings, I wake up and my appetite is raging- in this case, (thankful that I planned ahead) I will have a bowl of my Overnight Chia Seed Pudding. Life is crazy and a lot of the times it seems that mornings are hectic and we sacrifice breakfast/coffee/peace of mind for an additional 10 minutes of sleep. If that sounds like your life- I am here to help! This recipe is perfect for those who don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning, and for those like myself who never know if they will be hungry or not first thing in the morning. It’s so simple- and I am sure that you will love it. Let me know!
Ingredients: (to make enough for 2 people or for 2 mornings)
- 2 Bananas- ripe, not browned
- 1 cup of Coconut, Almond, or Soy milk (unsweetened vanilla is my fav)
- 1 tbsp melted Coconut oil
- 1 tbsp of Brown Sugar (if you like your food on the sweeter side, I personally don’t include this) or:
- 1 tbsp of Agave Nectar (a healthier solution if you like your food on the sweeter side, I include this)
- 1 cup Chia Seeds- don’t include until after blending all of the above ingredients first
- Chopped Almonds and/or dried Coconut flakes for topping (and crunch)
- Blend the above ingredients until you have a smooth consistency without any banana chunks
- Add 1 cup of Chia Seeds & stir until chia seeds are submerged into pudding
- Pour into a jar of your choice- notice that I didn’t say bowl- you want to make sure that whatever your pudding is in can close airtight
- Place jar/Tupperware/etc in the fridge and let it sit overnight…. or for at least 6 hours!
- Wake up, enjoy!
We are lucky to see another morning, enjoy it,