Your mornings are fast-paced and a little stressful. You’re quick to walk out the door, and often forego a balanced breakfast for a meek granola bar or high sugar coffee from the coffee shop next door.
However, your energy levels drop after lunch hour and you find yourself dozing off at your desk. You need a quick, portable breakfast- in fact, you need a preparation time of 5 minutes. Don’t worry, chia seed pudding will soon be your favorite way to hit the snooze button.
Why? Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free and contain high amounts of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants. They are low-carb and help your digestive system move along effectively.
Can you think of another food that’s highly nutritional? That’s right! Aronia berries, the new super berry, packs a powerful punch of antioxidants as well. These dark purple berries contain even more antioxidants than blueberries and blackberries. They work to boost your immune system, lower your blood pressure, improve your digestion, and even strengthen your eyes and skin. Sounds like a good start to the morning to me!
This vanilla chia pudding is easy to make, and even more nutritional for those speedy mornings. Preparing the sweet treat takes 5 minutes or less, and all you have to do is leave it in the fridge to set overnight. The chia seeds will soak up your choice of almond milk, and before you head out to work, add some Aronia berries and other favorite fruits to enjoy on-the-go.
Antioxidant Power Chia Pudding
- 1 cup unsweetened or sweetened almond milk
- (optional) ½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sliced strawberries
- A handful of Truronia aronia berries
- Granola for topping