...Woman can not exist on smoothies alone, and there are days when I crave something different. I almost always have a simple chia pudding in the fridge, usually just to add a scoop to my smoothies, but on a recent weekend morning I found myself craving something akin to oatmeal... but not oatmeal... and so this chia breakfast bowl was born:
Easy Chia Breakfast Bowl
for the chia pudding:
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
shake or two of cinnamon, ginger, & tumeric
for the breakfast bowl:
Large scoop chia pudding
Splash of unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop hemp protein powder
1 ripe banana, cut in half
Toppings: berries, toasted coconut, mango, sunflower seeds, etc.
You can make the chia pudding a few days in advance, but be sure to prepare it at least the night before. Add all ingredients for the pudding to a mason jar, close the lid tightly, and shake. Place in the fridge overnight.
In the morning the pudding should be very thick. Add a large scoop of the chia pudding to your blender with a splash of unsweetened almond milk, a scoop of protein powder, and half the banana. Blend until smooth and creamy, it should be the consistency of Greek yogurt. Top with the other half of the banana, nuts, seeds, and whatever else you have in the pantry. Enjoy!