This Easy Make Ahead Chai Latte Chia Pudding is the ultimate healthy option to kick start your mornings. It is creamy, packed with warm, bold Chai spices, and will surely keep you full all morning until your next meal! Plus, it’s made in no time (10-15 minutes to be exact!) and it’s all vegan and gluten-free. Overnight + Make Ahead option available. All vegan and Gluten-free!
When it comes to eating breakfast, I truly enjoy easy, quick meals throughout most of the week, while I indulge in a little complexity on the weekends.
But more importantly, I truly enjoy breakfast foods that really pack on the nutrients needed to kick start the day and in turn, gives me a boost in energy without needing coffee. Who else can relate? That is why my main go-to's come in the form of a smoothie, toast, oatmeal, or breakfast cookie or muffin---all of which are able to be versatile with the ingredients.
If you've been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you've seen the many easy, healthy options that we currently have on our site, especially for breakfast.
With that being said, I'm excited to share this Chia Pudding because it was first time trying it. I know. I'm late to the trend, but I'm so glad that I've finally taken part. Chia Pudding is SO GOOD! Much like oats, chia pudding is so creamy and easy to make, especially overnight.
You literally add all of the ingredients into a bowl or jar and let it sit for some time to create a nice creamy feel. Just that easy!
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OK, so did you know that Chia Seeds are considered a superfood? Yup. It is. For those of you who are wondering what a superfood is anyway—-whelp, it’s pretty simple. Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that are considered to be especially beneficial to one’s health and well-being.
While there isn’t just one type of food that can fight away any one disease, etc.; having an array of good foods (including superfoods) and a well-balanced diet is the key to overall good health.
When it comes to Chia Seeds, this type of food falls under the ‘Nuts and Seeds’ category of superfoods. They are generally rich in fiber, vegetarian protein, and heart-healthy fats.
Research has indicated that eating nuts and seeds helps to protect us against heart disease.
While some nuts and seeds are dense in calories, Chia Seeds have very few calories which often makes it a great option when adding it to meals and drinks.
Chia Seeds are loaded with antioxidants, have tons of fiber, are high in quality protein, may help you if trying to lose weight, and so much more! This Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread is super moist, tasty, packed with healthy nutrients.
When it comes to both syrups, I often use them interchangeably, although I love to use pure maple syrup mostly. Agave is said to have a lower glycemic index, which makes it perfect for those with diabetes. On the other hand, pure Maple syrup has tons of antioxidants because it comes directly from a plant’s sap.
Add all ingredients to a medium bowl, stirring until well combined.
Let mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes or until it begins to thicken and becomes creamy. Stir slightly.
To serve, add chia pudding to a cup or jar and top with pecans, additional chia seeds, and a cinnamon stick, if preferred.