Chia Seed Pudding

So today was my first day of school which kinda sucks but is somewhat of a blessing. I’m going to be a junior in high school this year so I’m going to be inundated with work but I’m also ready to take on the challenges and prepare my life for the next chapter: college. A few of my friends have already started this new chapter in their lives and seeing them grow up is not making me only nostalgic but also really excited for what’s in store for me, so I’m willingly going to take on every test and hardship coming my way the next nine months.

One of the things that sucks most about school though, is not being able to sit down to devour and really relish in the beauty of breakfast foods. I know, everyone is concerned about work and I’m here concerned about my inability to enjoy my breakfast. For the past few years, my go-to breakfast has just been a smoothie that’s been thrown together by whatever semi-appealing fruit/veggie is still surviving in my fridge. But a breakfast I’ve been loving lately and one I know is convenient and quick enough to segway into the school year is a chia seed pudding. The best thing about this is that you can prepare this overnight and whip it out and enjoy in the morning. So let’sΒ get right into it!

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T H E Β I N G R E D I E N T S

Chia seeds

Milk (I use almond!)

Whatever toppings you want: ex.) Coconut manna, agave nectar, mangoes, berries, hemp seeds, muesli, the works!

T H E Β S T E P S

  1. The night before, or even 15 minutes before eating, pour a generous amount of chia seeds into a bowl and pour enough milk to soak all the chia seeds. Be wary of pouring too much milk otherwise you’d be drinking milk and chia seeds.
  2. Mix and let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. During this time make your coffee, read your horoscope, and gather your toppings! While the mixture is in the fridge, the chia seeds expand and soak in all of the milk so it creates a creamy pudding-like texture, which is ideal.
  3. After the seeds have opened and the texture is perfect, top off your pudding! Today I used blackberries, raspberries, cacao nibs, coconut shaving, muesli, and agave πŸ™‚

Enjoy!

-Brenda

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13 Comments

  1. September 23, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    omg looks delicious!!

  2. September 10, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Breakfast is my favorite meal!!! Love it πŸ™‚

  3. September 8, 2016 / 12:59 am

    Good luck in your junior year! For me personally, junior year & senior year were the hardest, but I survived haha! And this breakfast recipe looks yummy, I like how quick it is and that you can do it the day before. πŸ™‚

    • September 8, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      I know right! Do you have any tips for surviving these years? xX -brenda

      • September 8, 2016 / 10:33 pm

        For junior year – just do your absolute best! Kind of clichΓ©, but it’s true, because it’s basically your last chance to make your GPA as bomb as possible for college apps! It’s the year with the most pressure since typically you’re taking more AP/challenging classes, extracurriculars, and things like that, so it’s important to prioritize your responsibilities. Also, try to take the SAT and/or ACT at least twice (probably no more than 3 times) also.
        For senior year – college apps take place in first semester; so whatever you do, don’t procrastinate on those (if that’s the route you’re taking). Make sure to keep up your grades as well through senior year because even if colleges accept you, they can still end up dropping you if they see your grades slip. Applying to colleges is scary, but shoot for the stars and apply to wherever you want to go – you never know unless you try! And, of course, senioritis – you’ve probably heard of it, and IT’S REAL. Haha seriously, it will hit you without you even realizing it! But, you can kind of control when you get it – once you start getting acceptances, you’re going to feel really lazy to do things, so try and stay consistent into your classes until around that point (March-ish) and get your grade high enough so that you don’t need to worry as much about finals, if you have any.
        School stuff aside – enjoy the fact that everything you’re getting in school is basically free, because afterwards, you’re going to be paying for practically everything! Make a bunch of memories, and avoid getting into (or causing) drama with others – it’s not worth it. Spend time with those you truly care for and who are your real friends. Most importantly, take care of yourself! Things will probably get overwhelming (especially when college apps roll around). Allow yourself to feel what you feel – I cried several times during senior year LOL. Give yourself breaks from time to time too.
        Sorry this is super long, but hopefully it was helpful! It will fly by fast so live in the moments and embrace them. πŸ™‚

        • September 11, 2016 / 8:45 pm

          Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write this. I will DEFINITELY be taking your advice. Too bad I already had a meltdown…whoops. πŸ™‚ xX thanks again -brenda

          • September 11, 2016 / 11:01 pm

            It was no problem at all! And it’s okay, we’ve all been there. Best of luck in your junior year! πŸ’•

          • September 12, 2016 / 10:57 am

            thank you sm XXX

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