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!