green apple pecan chia seed breakfast pudding
This is a great breakfast during the 21 Day Sugar Detox (click here for info) when you just maybe want something a bit brighter to eat! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE eggs and bacon and veggies quite a bit for breakfast, or for any meal actually! But when I was talking to my daughter, who is also doing the detox, she was tired of eggs after the first couple of days, so I thought I’d come up with something that could work for those mornings when you just need something a bit lighter on the palette in the morning!
I’ve been making a version of this breakfast pudding for a while now, but it is sweetened with maple syrup or honey, so for the detox, I simply omitted it and it’s actually really good this way too.
Obviously you can top the pudding with some sliced green tipped bananas, since those are also allowed on the detox, but this girl doesn’t care for the flavor of a banana unless it’s got a few brown spots on it…so I’ll pass on that. But, simply sub out the apple for banana if you want to go there. In fact, if you prefer chopped walnuts with those bananas, use walnuts instead of pecans. Have a go with whatever your palette might be craving!
1 can full fat coconut milk
¼ c unsweetened almond milk
¼ c chia seeds
½ t cinnamon
½ t vanilla
¼ t nutmeg or freshly grated (optional)
¼ of a large green apple or ½ of a small, peeled and diced
¼ t cinnamon
shredded coconut (optional)
hemp seed hearts (optional)
- The night before, combine all ingredients together and whisk well to combine. Chia seed are notorious for sticking together (kind of like Hobbits…you know, Frodo & Sam or Mary & Pippin, ahem, well if you’re not LOTR fans, you just won’t get that..anyways)…cover and place in refrigerator.
- In the morning, whisk again and add more almond milk to get it to the consistency you like. You should have about 2 cups. Spoon about ½ c into bowl you’ll be eating from.
- For topping, simply toss diced green apple & chopped pecans with cinnamon in a separate bowl until they have that “dusted” look and spoon on top of chia pudding.
- Add optional toppings if desired…but come on, who doesn’t want a little hemp to begin your day!