With my busy schedule, sometimes the last thing I want to do when I wake up is make breakfast. That’s when having something ready to go the second I wake up can save me from that early morning drive-thru run or grabbing a readymade option from the cabinet. Zach (our wellness guru and resident chef) suggested this recipe for overnight chia pudding, and I have to say I am a convert. It doesn’t make early morning call times any easier, but it’s easy, delicious, and best of all – super convenient. Make some and try it for yourself.
Sometimes the most important part of a recipe is making it easy. This is definitely the easiest recipe we’ve ever put out, and that’s exactly the point. Before you go to bed, just take a few minutes to prep this recipe and you’ll have a nutritious breakfast ready to go as soon as you wake up! It’s also a super nutritious way to start your day. Chia is a “superfood” and is full of great nutrients like omega-3, antioxidants, fiber, and calcium. So you’ll be starting your day with the boost of nutrition that you need.
1 cup unsweetened oat milk (or another alternative milk)
4 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp coconut flakes
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
berries for garnish
- Mix the oat milk, chia seeds, coconut, and vanilla in jar or bowl.
- Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then stir again.
- Cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Garnish with berries and enjoy!
That’s it! (I told you this recipe was easy.) If you want to add a little more flavor, sometimes I add cinnamon or cocoa powder. The chia pudding will be good for about 5 days, so you can even prep for the whole week ahead.