Breakfast is important to me. Very important. So is being organized. Almost as important as breakfast.
Therefore, it should not come as a surprise to anyone that my breakfast is planned before I go to bed at night. And sometimes, my breakfast is made before I go to bed at night. Or, in the case of this recipe, it’s made for the following two mornings. (Provided my youngest isn’t home…then I have to share.) She is as obsessed with this as I am. Thank goodness, it can easily be prepared in a dorm room, or she would be suffering some serious withdrawal when she is at school.
It would be hard to imagine a breakfast that is packed with a bigger nutritional punch than this one. This breakfast is not only nutrient dense, but it has the bonus of containing omega-3 fatty acids!
Omega-3’s are critical for heart health, and brain development. They lower cholesterol, and control high blood pressure. Plus, they promote bone health. Some studies have even found omega-3’s helpful in managing depression, and reducing inflammation and joint pain.
Bring on the seeds!
This recipe is from Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw. I didn’t change a thing. Because it is THAT GOOD!
Chia Seed Power Pudding (2 servings)
1/4 c. chia seeds
1/2 c. hemp seeds
1 c. water
1 t. vanilla
4 dates (pitted)
pinch of salt
Put chia seeds in a container. I use a glass canning jar. Put remaining ingredients in a cup size blender, and blend. Pour mixture over seeds and stir well. Place in refrigerator overnight. Serve in a bowl, and cover with all the goodies that make you happy. I tend to stay in season. Berries are awesome in the summer, but I tend to stick with bananas in the winter.
NOTE: hemp has a very distinctive taste…word on the street is you will either love it or hate it. While I really hope you are not a “hater”, you can easily replace the hemp and water with a milk of your choice.