So today was my first day of school which kinda sucks but is somewhat of a blessing. I’m going to be a junior in high school this year so I’m going to be inundated with work but I’m also ready to take on the challenges and prepare my life for the next chapter: college. A few of my friends have already started this new chapter in their lives and seeing them grow up is not making me only nostalgic but also really excited for what’s in store for me, so I’m willingly going to take on every test and hardship coming my way the next nine months.
One of the things that sucks most about school though, is not being able to sit down to devour and really relish in the beauty of breakfast foods. I know, everyone is concerned about work and I’m here concerned about my inability to enjoy my breakfast. For the past few years, my go-to breakfast has just been a smoothie that’s been thrown together by whatever semi-appealing fruit/veggie is still surviving in my fridge. But a breakfast I’ve been loving lately and one I know is convenient and quick enough to segway into the school year is a chia seed pudding. The best thing about this is that you can prepare this overnight and whip it out and enjoy in the morning. So let’s get right into it!
T H E I N G R E D I E N T S
Milk (I use almond!)
Whatever toppings you want: ex.) Coconut manna, agave nectar, mangoes, berries, hemp seeds, muesli, the works!
T H E S T E P S
The night before, or even 15 minutes before eating, pour a generous amount of chia seeds into a bowl and pour enough milk to soak all the chia seeds. Be wary of pouring too much milk otherwise you’d be drinking milk and chia seeds.
Mix and let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. During this time make your coffee, read your horoscope, and gather your toppings! While the mixture is in the fridge, the chia seeds expand and soak in all of the milk so it creates a creamy pudding-like texture, which is ideal.
After the seeds have opened and the texture is perfect, top off your pudding! Today I used blackberries, raspberries, cacao nibs, coconut shaving, muesli, and agave 🙂