The summer in Holland is heating up and the hot mornings are asking for fresh and cold breakfasts. No more hot oatmeals for me – chia pudding and overnight oats are the way to go. Why not combine the two? This chia oatmeal pudding is a perfect combination of fulfilling and fresh. Keeps you going for hours and it’s super simple to make.
Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica. “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.
Make this breakfast the night before or let it soak for about an hour in a cold fridge. What do you need?
- 200 ml unsweetened almond milk or Alpro coconut milk
- 100 ml coconut milk
- 4 tbs oats
- 3 tbs chia seeds
- 1 tbs pumpkin seeds
- superfoods like goji berries and mulberries
- fresh fruit like blackberries or golden berries (those sour ones)
Put the almond milk, coconut milk, oats and chia seeds in a jar. Shake well and soak for an hour (or overnight). Put it in a bowl and add fresh fruit, pumpkin seeds and super foods. That’s it! Easy. Enjoy 🙂