Quick breakfast for lazy people who want to attempt being healthy

Jul 23, 2014

If you are the type to hop out of bed in the morning, throw on mascara and scrubs, mayyyyyybe brush your hair, and then scramble out the door while possibly considering grabbing a protein bar for breakfast, then I've got the perfect recipe for you.
It really doesn't get lazier easier than this.
Sometimes waking up early enough to be at the hospital by 7:15 is hard work, ok?
Sleeping in that extra five minutes trumps making an omelet, or even a bowl of cereal for that matter.
My new official go-to breakfast is chia seed pudding.
I think I hear at least one health benefit of chia daily.
If you are somewhat confused and are like why the heck would I want to eat a chia pet? Then crawl out from under your rock and read this article.
It's a superfood.
They deliver the maximum amount of nutrients for minimal amount of calories.
They are high in protein, fiber (you get more full faster and stay full longer), and antioxidants (sayonara free radicals, cancer, and aging!)
Their Omega-3 content is unmatched (It has eight times more than salmon!)
They have five times more calcium than milk and seven times more vitamin C than oranges.
They also contain three times more iron than spinach and twice the potassium content of banana.
They have a positive impact balancing blood glucose levels, which is particularly wonderful for a Type 1 Diabetic I know...
I think my most favorite thing about chia seeds are the fact that upon contact with liquid they morph into little gooey gel balls.
Very reminiscent of my favorite 90's drink, Orbitz.

Chia seed pudding is ridiculously easy to make.
Just combine a little less than 1 cup of milk (unsweetened coconut almond milk for me) with two tablespoons of chia seeds, then stir, and let it sit overnight in the fridge.
If you sometimes forget to let it sit overnight in the fridge then that's ok, you can probably refrigerate it for 15-30 minutes in the morning and still be ok.
Stir it all up and separate the gloops that formed then add any flavoring or sweetener you would like. Vanilla, honey, agave, and maple syrup all work perfectly.
Lately I've been topping it off with fresh blueberries and toasted coconut and I can't get enough of it.
I legitimately get sad when I take the last bite.
Who cares if I didn't have time to brush my hair orrrrrr run two miles today?
I had chia seeds for breakfast! 

1 comment:

Shelley said...

your mornings sound like mine, although i'm lucky if mascara is applied before i leave the house. but this chia seed pudding sounds very interesting, going to have to try it!

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