Chia seeds. Peanut butter. Two things that can kickstart your day, knocking life into gear, preparing you for whatever may lie ahead. So, why not eat the two together? There is no reason why not. And that is why our good friend over at @servingupsimplicity put this super simple recipe together. It's sort of like a bowl of overnight oats, but instead of oats, we go with the ancient grain and seemingly modern discovery that is chia seeds. These little pops of texture are a perfect way to get your day started. They taste pretty much like whatever you let them soak in, they provide a really fun mouthfeel with each bite, and they provide a natural, lasting energy. Combine that with the nostalgic taste, simple ingredients, and natural power that comes from a spoonful of HomePlate peanut butter and you have yourself a winning breakfast.
Remember the days as children when we'd devour a bowl of corn flakes or rice krispies drowned in a bowl of milk? And then how we grew up a bit and maybe added some sliced banana to the bowl because a) it's delicious and b) it adds some more nutrients? Did you ever just add a dollop of peanut butter to the end of the bowl so that you could put a bit on each spoonful? If not, you should have because you missed out. And now we're at the real advanced level of cereal eating. Prepping it the night before and using grains or seeds instead of processed junk. Just think of this chia seed pudding as your new cereal. This is the way that you want to wake up each morning. This is the way that you want to snack in the evening. Flip the world on its back. Make this in the morning and let it sit in the fridge while you're at the office. Then enjoy it when you get back from your cycling class or indulge late at night instead giving in to a slice of cake. You'll feel much better about life.
Let's do this.
- Chia Seeds
Liquid of your choice - 4 times as much liquid as chia seeds
Example: 1/4 cup chia seeds mixed with 1 cup liquid of choice. (For ours we used 1 cup coconut milk and added 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, a splash of vanilla, and a little maple syrup for sweetness)
- HomePlate Peanut Butter
- Other toppings of your choice - blueberries, granola, coconut, bananas, whatever you like.
- Mix chia seeds with liquid of your choice
- Put a lid or some plastic wrap on it and set it in the fridge for at least 6 hours if not overnight.
- Mix it up with a spoon
- Add peanut butter and other toppings
- Take a photo for instagram
Be sure to use HomePlate Peanut Butter for all your recipes as it is gluten free, protein rich, low in sugar (keto friendly!) and contains no hydrogenated oil or high fructose corn syrup! Also it's really, really good. Eating it will make you feel skippy.