Chia pudding breakfast prep // Having time to do what you want
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Many of you often ask me how I find the motivation and time to stay healthy, which to be honest isn’t something that I always do, both because I find it important not to be too strict with my diet, but also because I get stressed and busy and cave in to temptations just like everyone else. However, for those stressful days where there isn’t much time for food, then I have some go-to meals that can be prepped in advance, which always saves me a lot of time and ensures that I still get to enjoy good nourishing food. One of my go-to meals is my beloved chia pudding – it’s beyond easy to make, it can be made in advance and in large batches, it tastes amazing and it is jam-packed with nutrients!
I have been super stressed these days because I’ve had to get everything ready for my trip to LA (we leave tomorrow!!!), so these yummy chia puddings have really helped me save some time, while still getting a proper nutritious breakfast. I made my chia pudding with Valio lactose-free milk and skyr, which is perfect since my little sister/roomie is lactose intolerant, so it makes everything a little easier and saves even more time, since I do not have to make two different batches of chia pudding. Haha and yes she could just make her own, but as you know I’m trying to get her onboard the health train and so I don’t mind making meals for her as well as it might help her eat healthier ;)
I usually make the chia pudding in the evening and then stir in the skyr in the morning + add my toppings of choice – you can also do both these things in the evening, but then make sure to choose toppings that can sit in the fridge overnight. I wouldn’t use banana for example. If you have lidded jars like the ones I used, then you can even bring the chia pudding with you and eat it on the go.
2 cups milk – I used Valio lactose-free milk
7 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
A little liquid stevia or your sweetener of choice
150 gram vanilla flavored skyr – I used Valio lactose-free skyr
Your toppings of choice – I made 3 different kinds:
1.) Mango, banana, raw coconut chips and passion fruit
2.) Kiwi, raspberries and blueberries
3.) Almond butter, cacao/cinnamon homeade granola and apple
- Mix all the ingredients for the chia pudding together – except the skyr – and let it sit in the fridge overnight or at least for a couple of hours to allow the chia seeds to soak up the milk.
- When the chia seeds have fully soaked up the milk and has a pudding like consistency then you can stir in the vanilla skyr and divide it into jars of your preferred serving sizes – I made 3 servings from this.
- Add your toppings of choice and enjoy!