Start the new year out right with this vegan treat – chia seed porridge. Chia seeds are definitely one of those foods you should eat more. They are filled with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber to stave off hunger throughout the course of the day. This also makes them a great food to incorporate into your diet if you are looking to lose weight! With a little planning and preparation, this chia porridge is a quick, easy, and healthy breakfast. At 306 calories per serving (before any additions), 12 grams of protein, and 20 grams of dietary fiber, this is a sure-fire way to get a jump on your year.
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/2 tbsp of honey
1 tsp of vanilla extract
A small handful of nuts, fruit, or anything else you’d normally add to your yogurt
For best results, get started on your preparation the night before. Mix almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir the mixture thoroughly, then put it in the refrigerator. At this point, it will look watery–but don’t worry, your chia seeds will expand and thicken the mixture. If you can, stir it again in a few hours. Leave your concoction for eight hours (preferably overnight), and voila! Your chia seed porridge will come out of the refrigerator ready to go.