Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Layered Rainbow Chia Pudding

Have you been wondering what all the fuss is about chia pudding? In addition to it being a magical science experiment, chia pudding is pretty rad because it gives you a big boost of both fiber and calcium. When you eat it for breakfast, it's like starting your day with a fancy dessert - you can't go wrong with that can you?

Be sure to keep reading after the recipe because 20 of my blogging friends and I have teamed up to bring you even more great breakfast recipes at the bottom of this post!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut or other plant based milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries*
  • 1 apricot*, diced
  • 1 spear pinapple, diced
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh blackberries*
  • Shaved coconut to taste
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.


Directions

STEP 1 

Combine milk, vanilla, agave and chia is a glass bowl or measuring cup. Refrigerate at least four hours (up to 24 hours), stirring at least once during that time. If I am making this for breakfast, I will usually mix this up and put it in the fridge after dinner and stir it once right before bed and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

STEP 2

Layer pudding and chopped fruit in a stemless wine glass as follows:
layer 1: 1/3 chia pudding
layer 2: raspberries
layer 3: apricot
layer 3: 1/3 chia pudding
layer 4: pineapple
layer 5: kiwi
layer 6: remaining chia pudding
layer 7: blackberries

STEP 3

Top with shredded coconut if desired.

Enjoy!


Now, as promised here are some more great breakfast ideas:


About the Author:

Carissa is a green lifestyle expert and mom of two boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of two e-books including the best-selling beverage cookbook, Infused: Recipes for Herb & Fruit Infused Water, Tea and More. You can also find her recipes featured in The Non-GMO Cookbook as well as in periodicals like Urban Farm Magazine. Her goal is to empower families to make healthier choices that are easy, taste great and are fun!


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2 comments:

  1. I've never tried chia pudding, but I really want to now! Thanks for the tasty idea.

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  2. Well this is definitely the most colorful breakfast dish I've seen in a long time! It looks lovely, and totally worth a try. Thanks for sharing, pinning now!

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