Since my childhood days of eating fruity pebbles and cinnamon toast crunch are long gone (100% sugar no longer qualifies as a protein substitute), I’ve been getting creative in the kitchen coming up with some delicious breakfast alternatives . I’ve had this thing for blood oranges lately, check out my blood orange margarita recipe here, so this week I opted for a healthy morning chia seed pudding to jump start my day. Chia seeds are packed with fiber, protein and loads of antioxidants, plus this recipe simply satisfies my sweet tooth. Check out the recipe below, you won’t be disappointed. #eatinghealtytocompensatefortheweekend.
PUDDING [serves 4]:
- 1 Can Coconut Milk
- 2 tbsp. Honey
- ⅓ C. Chia Seeds
FOR THE BLOOD ORANGE GELEE:
- 4 Small Blood Oranges, Juiced
- 1 tsp. Cornstarch
- 1 tbsp. Honey
1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the coconut milk, honey, and chia seeds until well combined. Let sit for a few minutes to thicken.2. Divide the mixture between 4 small glasses.
3. Tap on the counter to level.
4. RefrigerateBlood Orange Gelee:
1. In a saucepan, whisk together the blood orange juice and cornstarch (make sure there is no pulp), starting with just a small amount of the juice and whisking in well before adding the rest of the juice to avoid lumps. Whisk in the honey.
2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. As soon as the sauce thickens and becomes glossy, remove from heat. Divide between the glasses of chia pudding, tapping on the counter to level the sauce.
3. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.Enjoy!