With high fiber and low sugar benefits, this recipe combines the tang of lemon with the sweetness of blueberries and a creamy coconut milk… so creamy it will scoop like ice cream! A make-ahead breakfast that is Paleo and vegan friendly!
Breakfast is such an important meal as it sets the tone for the rest of the day. Like you, I want soaring energy without a crash from foods that weigh me down, or worse, spike my blood sugar and set me up for less than stellar food choices later. Chia seed pudding takes such little effort and will keep you full until lunch. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber and are nutrient dense, full of antioxidants, and provide the best plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids. No wonder they are so trendy!
Recently, I purchased lemon essential oil to add to my water. The taste was so amazing I wanted to make something lemony and healthy so I could eat it often. Hence, lemon blueberry chia seed pudding. The recipe says to zest and juice a lemon, however, if you have an organic, high quality, safe to ingest, lemon essential oil, then use it instead. Add 6 drops to the coconut milk mixture. Even simpler!
With high fiber and low sugar benefits, this recipe combines the tang of lemon with the sweetness of blueberries and a creamy coconut milk... so creamy it will scoop like ice cream! A make-ahead breakfast that is Paleo and vegan friendly!
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1 lemon (juice and zest) or 6 drops (safe to ingest) lemon essential oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup blueberries
- Zest and juice lemon into a medium bowl. (A lemon at room temperature juices easiest; roll it gently on the counter first to loosen it up) or 6 drops of lemon essential oil.
- Add coconut milk, vanilla, chia seeds, and water.
- Stir and let it sit for 10 minutes or so, then stir again.
- Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
- Spoon into bowls and top with fresh blueberries.
Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
For this recipe, I recommend:
If you like berries and chocolate check out a chia pudding recipe where I added collagen peptides for added protein. Or, if peanut butter is your jam, check out this peanut butter chia pudding using peanut butter powder. Some great tasting choices for your chia pudding experience!
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