Easy Overnight Chia Pudding (GF, paleo, vegan)

Chock full of fiber and a great source of protein, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and plant-based omega-3s, chia seeds are both very filling and very healthy. A superfood for clear, glowing skin and a happy, balanced digestive system.

This is by far my favorite chia pudding I've ever had, both from a taste and ease-of-making standpoint. It's the perfect, quick, super healthy breakfast or snack. We mix the ingredients together the night before, stick it in the fridge, and then wake up to a lovely, super nutritious chia pudding that we can grab and go. This one contains no added sugar of any kind, but tastes sweet enough thanks to the ripe banana melding with the other ingredients overnight. The almond butter adds a beautiful creaminess and another dose of healthy fat and protein, the blueberries add a little sweetness and tons of antioxidants, and the cinnamon makes this amazing pudding even more blood-sugar stabilizing. If you want something even sweeter but still without spiking your blood sugar, feel free to add a few drops of stevia.


Easy Overnight Chia Pudding (GF, paleo, vegan)
Serves 1

3 tbsp chia seeds (order here)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 ripe banana, sliced
handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tbsp almond butter (order here)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
optional: 1 scoop collagen peptides to up protein content, 1/2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut for more healthy fat, few drops of stevia for added sweetness

1. Pour the chia seeds and almond milk into a mason jar (or some kind of tupperware) and mix well with a fork. (Note that the chia pudding will look very liquid-y at this point. Chia seeds absorb up to 10x their weight in water so everything will firm up after several minutes.)
2. Add all other ingredients and mix.
3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
4. Enjoy!

What are some of your guys' favorite quick and easy breakfasts?