Kristin Kon’s Chia Power Breakfast
According to Kristin: This is one of my favorite quick snacks or breakfasts! It is like a healthy version of tapioca pudding. Chia is a superstar in the nutrition world, boasting 8x more omega 3’s than salmon, 30% more antioxidants than blueberries, 25% more fiber than flax seeds, 6x’s more calcium than milk, 2x’s more potassium than a banana and 15x’s more magnesium than broccoli! You don’t need to measure out ingredients, I just pour it in and season it to taste, but I will put amounts so you have an idea.
1 c Plain organic whole milk yogurt
10 drops liquid KAL stevia or 1 tsp xylitol (if you use xylitol it will be crunchy)
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 TBS Chia seeds
Optional Ingredients and variations:
Unsweetened nut milk or coconut milk – to thin out consistency if desired
Fruit – Fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries), diced apples
Nuts – sliced almonds, pecans walnuts, etc
Seeds – sunflower, pumpkin, hemp. etc
Put yogurt in a bowl. Stir in chia seeds. Let sit for 10-15 minutes or overnight.
Add sweetener to taste, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
If you want it less thick you can add in some unsweetened nut milk or coconut milk.
Add whatever your heart desires – fresh or frozen berries, diced apples, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, use your imagination.
*You can have the chia seeds already mixed into the yogurt so you can just throw in the rest of ingredients you want right before you eat it. This will keep for weeks in the refrigerator as long as the yogurt is in date.