breakfast criminals: vegan berry tahini chia pudding
posted: May 31, 2014
As far as I’m concerned, a perfectly assembled superfood breakfast that’s waiting in the fridge for you each morning is the new breakfast in bed. And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing lately: preparing my breakfast at night, then letting it soak, release its enzymes, and expand. One way to go about this is using soaked oats, as per my previous post. Another one is (drum roll please) chia pudding.
Tiny black and white chia seeds are the richest plant-based source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for keeping you heart healthy. On top of that, they provide dietary fiber, protein and antioxidants. The fun thing about chia seeds is that even though their gel-like texture makes a statement, they have no flavor, so you can make your chia pudding taste how you wish.
All you have to do is mix your chia seeds in a jar with milk, fruit and a sweetener of your choice, stir well, pop it in the fridge, and let it sit overnight. Voilà! Your healthy superfood breakfast is served, no blender required. (But if you are not a fan of the chia seed texture, blend all the ingredients prior to putting the jar in the fridge.)
BERRY TAHINI CHIA PUDDING
raw, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free
Ingredients (mix in a glass jar and soak overnight in the fridge):
3 tbs chia seeds
2/3 cup almond milk (I make my own or use the most natural ones, like Califia Farms)
Handful of raspberries
1 tbs tahini (or nut butter of choice)
2 tsp sweetener of choice (brown rice syrup, maple syrup or agave)
Fresh berries, raw walnuts, and mint to taste for topping
This chia pudding provides Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, antioxidants, magnesium, iron and Vitamins C and E, and plant-based protein.
It supports healthy heart, strengthens your nails, supports healthy skin and muscle tone, regulates appetite, and keeps you full longer.
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Ksenia is a traveller, yogini and superfood breakfast aficionado who believes that better breakfasts make you a happier person. By day, she’s a digital marketing consultant for fashion brands and and co-founder of #FairTuesday, a grassroots ethical shopping movement that aims to change lives of whole communities by inspiring people to buy fair trade. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter, if ya like!