Superfood has been a big thing lately. All over the internet people are claiming this or that to be a genious super food that boost you up like nothing else. Personally, I think superfoods are a bit overrated. Of course natural berries, fruit, nuts and seeds are good for you! They come straight from the nature and why would we need them if they weren’t nutritious? But basically superfoods describes how something has a lot of healthy vitamins and other health benefits that are meant to do wonder.

So… Dare I call this super? Yes. Oh, and why exactly is this so super then? Looks just like a good ol’ chia pudding…

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Chia seeds are well known in the world of health as they contain a lot of healthy fats, protein, fiber & omega 3. They always make me feel boosted and are perfect for pre or post workout.  But in Sweden, where I live, most packages of chia are labeld with a recomendation of a daily maxiumum intake of 1 tbsp. Most chia pudding recipes contain a lot more chia seeds than that… So why the label? I did some reasearch and it turns out that the only health risk with chia is the fats. If you eat a lot of chia you probably get a lot of fats into your diet, and that would be concidered a good thing by me. But obviously, if you eat a lot of chia and get to much fat in… That could be a problem. But I don’t think that just a few more tablespoons than one will do any harm! It’s all about balance.

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The part of this pudding that maked it different from chia pudding is the oats. Do you like overnight oats? I love it. Do you like chia pudding? I adore it. Do I like them combined? Hell yeah I do. And this is how I know. By adding them both to the pudding the pudding gets more silky, chunky and slightly more filling. The oats are a good replacement for an extra tbsp chia seeds and does well for a good texture. Also, oats are a good source of fiber, carbs and protein.

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I also choose to flavor this pudding with vanilla powder and maca powder. Not only are they tasty but maca has also been found to enchance mood, memory & energy. It is also rich in antioxidants. Maca has a slightly caramel flavor to it but this pudding has no caramel flavor at all. Here, maca is just a great addition to the vanilla flavor. I use vanilla bean powder but if you want you could sub vanilla extract. I do not know how much you should use then, but add to your liking. Also, make sure that you use 100% vanilla extract and not an alcohol based one as they often lack in flavor.

The last part of why this is a super pudding is basically… Simpleness. If you take only ten minutes before you go to bed and mix this togheter you basically got yourself a feast to wake up to next morning. No standing by the stovetop cooking oatmeal, no mixing that wakes the whole family up… Just poor into a bowl and top with goodness! Yay!

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So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, you make this by mixing oats, chia and nutmilk with some flavorings. Then it soaks overnight and you got yourself a treat! Awesome! I loved serving mine to a really ripe mango, kiwi and shredded coconut. Also, be sure to drink a lot of water while getting your chias in so that you don’t have do face any digestion issues!

I also added an instant version as the pudding thickens up pretty quickly. Although I Think it is better if you make it the day before.

Also, if you’re looking for more ways to use vanilla powder, be sure to check out this Vanilla oatmeal recipe or have a taste of this carrot cake baked oatmeal. And if you’re trying to empty your jar of maca powder (or just want to add some more superness into your breakfast) it could also be added in these banana pancakes!

Ingredients:

2 tbsp (30ml) chia seeds

1/4 cup (50ml) oats

115-150ml Sweetened almond milk* (I used alpro)

1/4-1/2 tsp maca & vanilla powder (maca could be left out if you don’t have it on hand)

Topping suggestions:

Fruit, berries, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, nuts & seeds

*I have only tasted it with almond milk but other plant milks should work as well. Although I would not recommend using coconut milk as it is a lot thicker. And if having unsweetened almond milk you might need to add a little bit of maple syrup or other sweetener.

Instructions:

  1. Poor oats into a jar with flavorings. Then add in the chia seeds. Stir well and make sure that the chia seeds are well spread out and not all at the bottom.
  2. Add in your almond milk. I added 115ml at first but then I came back later and added a few more tablespoons. So make sure that it looks alright while pooring, but it’s gonna be pretty thin.
  3. Put it in the fridge. After 15 minutes come back and stir it. Then let it sit overnight.

Instant version:

  1. Poor oats into a jar with flavorings. Then add in the chia seeds. Stir well and make sure that the chia seeds are well spread out and not all at the bottom.
  2. Add 100-115ml almond milk to the jar and let it sit for 15-30 minutes. Enjoy!

 

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If you make this, be sure to leave a comment down below and let me know how it went! I would love to hear you favorit topping or add ins!

XoXo

Posted by:cinnamonki

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