Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It gives you the right energy and nutrients to go through your day. This Pudding is an easy healthy alternative
This creamy plant based yoghurt pudding has been my little obsession lately. I love it for breakfast, snack or a light lunch! When paired with an assortment of fruits, it’s light, refreshing and surprisingly filling. When I have it for my breakfast I like to add oat porridge as well to make sure to get the right intake of healthy sugars needed as a source of energy.
This fast and easy meal can be prepared as well the night before and kept stored in a glass jar covered with lid and be ready to grab it & go. You can have it at the office or even on the train, even though it would be better to always take you time when eating, empty your mind and just focus on the enchanting flavors.
Many people still have a wrong idea about breakfast, due to television and all the advertising we are constantly exposed to we have to find the right way to give our body what it really needs. All the industrial and pre-packed treats, biscuits or cakes of any kind are just empty calories we don’t actually need.
We must provide our system with the right nutrients, such as fibers, alkalizing fruits and a good mix of carbohydrates and healthy fatty acids like omega 3 and 6.
Ingredients for a medium glass jar:
WHAT YOU NEED
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 Tbs chia seeds
- 1 cup plant based yoghurt
- 2 bananas
- fruits of any choice
- 1/4 cup plant based milk
- 1 Tbsp agave syrup
WHAT TO DO
Mix oats with hot milk till gets some sort of porridge. You can sweeten it up with agave syrup. Place at the bottom of the jar. In a blender put chia seeds, bananas, yoghurt and some fruits you prefer together with some plant based milk of any choice to get a thick smoothie texture. Pour in the jar and top with nuts and seeds depending on your likings.
This way you can make sure you get the right amount of nutrients. Oats & fruits have an high amount of carbohydrates while nuts, seeds and chia have a good amount of healthy fats.
ABOUT CHIA SEEDS
Sourcing: Chia seeds have been around a long time and are finally making it into the mainstream. They are no longer just seen in health food stores and are easily accessible in all the supermarkets.
Uses: In the vegan pastry and baking chia seeds act as a binder to replace eggs but also as a thickener, like for this pudding. When not making chia pudding, you can sprinkle them on smoothies, oatmeal and salads.
Nutrition: Chia seeds are small, but nutritious, and should be included in your daily diet! Per 1 ounce serving (2 tablespoons) of chia seeds you’ll get 138 calories, 9 grams of fat, 10 grams of fiber (amazing!), 4.7 grams of protein (not too shabby). They contain a concentrated amount of the essential omega 3 fatty acids. All their fiber will help aid in digestion and elimination.
Since I was young I approached to a plant-based diet for healty reasons, realizing soon that what we eat can really make a difference. Being aware of this, I started a personal research by attending nutrition courses, and being passionated about the art of cooking, i decided to move to London to work in the best raw vegan restaurants of the city. After a few years, I came back to Italy to raise awareness there by spreading healthy eating and lifestyle knowledge, organising and taking part in events and meetings.