This recipe combines chia seeds, blueberries, and natural peanut butter (sunflower seed butter for nut-free and paleo) for a truly brilliant breakfast bowl!
Blueberries are delicious little nutritional powerhouses. They contain among the highest antioxidant capacities of all fruits and vegetables.
Chia seeds have a mild nutty taste and are extremely nutrient-dense. They are rich in minerals, antioxidants, protein, healthy fats, and fibre. In fact, a 2 Tbsp serving contains 4 grams of protein and 12 grams of carb, of which 11 grams are actually fibre!
Ingredients for 3 servings:
2 cups unsweetened almond or nut-free milk
1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
3 Tbsp natural peanut butter (or substitute sunbutter for nut-free and paleo)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, pure stevia, raw honey (nonvegan), or sweetener of choice, adjusted to taste
6 Tbsp chia seeds
optional toppings: peanuts/nuts, fresh berries, or toppings of choice
Put almond milk, blueberries, peanut butter, and vanilla into a blender container and blend well. Sweeten to taste.
Add chia seeds and pulse-blend until just combined.
Pour into a bowl or single-serving mason jars and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Whisk or cover and shake and then refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours until a pudding-like consistency achieved.
Blue Brilliance Chia Pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Serve with your favourite toppings.