Oatmeal Substitute: Raspberry Cinnamon Chia Pudding



The other day I woke up feeling a bit off but I needed to eat something for breakfast to fuel me through my crazy day. 

My usual protien rich veggie omelette seemed too heavy to stomach and a shake seemed too cold. I wanted something warm and comforting and since I do not eat grains, oatmeal was out of the question. Ugh. I was stuck in my kitchen and did not know what to eat...Hey, it even happens to the best of us!

Then I remembered that I had a batch of chia pudding in my fridge. 

Another problem...Plain chia pudding is never enough to power me though my morning. Stuck again! Ugh. 

I needed to add a little substance, so I mixed in a cup of frozen organic raspberries, a few almonds and walnut halves as well as some cinnamon for its extra added flavor and anti-inflammatory, blood balancing benefits.

I threw it all in a pot, heated it up and the end result was this delicious, satisying oatmeal alternative: Raspberry Cinnamon Chia Pudding!

ENJOY!!!

Raspberry Cinnamon Chia Pudding

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 3 minutes plus 30 minute or overnight for soaking

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons            Chia Seeds

2/3 Cup                        Vanilla Almond Milk (Unsweetened)

1 Cup                            Rapberries

5                                    Almonds

5                                    Walnut halves, crushed

                                      Cinnamon, to taste

                                      Stevia, to taste

Directions:

In a jar with a tight fitting lid, add chia seeds and almond milk. Shake vigorously. Let soak for 30 minutes (I leave mine overnight in the fridge).

When the chia seeds are plump and the pudding is thick, add raspberries, cinnamon and stevia to taste. 

Heat it up in a small pot and top it with almonds and walnuts.

You can also eat chia pudding cold if you don't have time to heat it up.

ENJOY!

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