Warm Chia Pudding
I love a warm spring day, one when you can turn the heat off, open the windows, and sit in the sun. It feels like summer has started even though we all know know the next day it might as well be winter again. These cold rainy days can be bone chilling and certainly require warm comforting foods. This recipe is my fix for cold mornings. It is filling, sweet-ish, anti-inflammatory, and full of fiber.
Chia seeds - these little cuties are an excellent source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, as well as plant based iron, and calcium. They also contain ample amounts of fiber and have been associated with increased HDL cholesterol, the good stuff!
Flax seeds - like chia are a great source of omega-3s, fiber, and nutrients. However flax is also associated with lowering blood pressure!
Hemp Hearts - these seeds contain a high amount of vitamin E, a highly anti-inflammatory fat soluble vitamin. Additionally, hemp hearts are full of minerals like phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc.
Collagen Powder - collagen powder is a great addition to any breakfast because it adds a boost of protein. High protein intake earlier in the day is associated with fewer sugar cravings later in the day.
Warm Chia Porridge
2 cups Almond Milk
2 TBS Chia Seeds
3 TBS Hemp Hearts
2 TBS Ground Flax Seeds
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 scoop Collagen Powder
½ cup frozen (or fresh) Blueberries
½ cup Granola of Choice
1 Kiwi, cut small
In a large saucepan heat nut milk, chia, hemp, and flax seeds. Bring to a simmer and whisk seeds together. Simmer until milk reduces and the mixture becomes thicker. Add blueberries and vanilla. Stir for 1-2 more minutes. Take off heat and whisk in collagen powder. Add to a bowl, top with granola and cut up kiwi.
Have fun with the toppings, the more colorful the better! Enjoy!