Oatmeal Chia Breakfast Pudding

Time to get a little bit healthier, after New Year’s debauchery and yesterday’s birthday celebrations.  While this is by no means a leap into pure, clean eating, it’s still a step in the right direction.  Plus I got to discover a new food, known to healthy foodies everywhere: chia seeds!  Chia seeds boast an impressive nutritional profile, including some items that we’re often concerned about vegans getting enough of.  Highlights include Omega-3 fatty acids (found in certain fish, important for brain health), calcium, and protein.  See here for more information on chia seeds:
Huffington Post: Chia Seed Benefits

Back to the delicious breakfast I ate– a breakfast pudding made by overnight soaking, no cooking needed.  Here’s the recipe:
Big Flavors Tiny Kitchen: Easy Overnight Chia Breakfast Pudding

I didn’t add honey because the banana made the dish sweet enough, and I’m trying to detox a little :-).  Also, this recipe does make a good amount but you can easily keep leftovers in the fridge.  Though the color looks a little funky, the texture was awesome (use crunchy peanut butter if you have it).  Another winner!

Chia seed pudding

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