KIRREats: Overnight Chia Seeds Pudding By Sincerely Aline
Breakfast for me is essential. No matter what my situation in the morning is, whether I’m rushing to go somewhere or simply enjoying a slow leisurely start to my day, I'll always make time for this all-important meal - which does also come with many positive benefits. A well-balanced breakfast can help reactivate your day by providing the necessary nutrients to support better health, whilst also helping to boost metabolism and increase energy levels. If I was to ever miss breakfast, I'd completely lack energy (coffee alone doesn’t suffice!) and feel groggy (which isn't a good thing in my case).
This overnight chia pudding is simple and so versatile, in the sense that you can add whatever toppings you wish, or have available to you. I love the overnight transformation of chia seeds from seed to a thick sago/ tapioca-like consistency (which I am a huge fan of as it reminds me of my favourite Cantonese dessert 'sai mai lo'). Chia seeds are also packed with antioxidants, are high in fibre, and are a good source of calcium and protein.
Prepped the night before (with minimal effort), all you need to do the following day is to give it a stir, throw on the toppings, and enjoy. Ideal for those who are time-sensitive, but want to tuck into something other than a more typical breakfast of cereal or toast, etc.
(After the overnight soak)
I mixed the chia seeds with a thick, creamy barista blend almond milk by Califia Farms and a touch of cinnamon. Topped with crushed walnuts, frozen blueberries, goji berries, and my favourite, cinnamon caramelised bananas.
This plant-based breakfast offers a gradual release of energy, and whilst feels indulgent, is healthy, free of refined sugar, and filling in the right way. For me, this is an ideal way to kick start my day.