Need a plant based breakfast on the go? If you’re looking for healthy vegan breakfast recipes, this nut and seed chia pudding is packed with good-for-you ingredients and is also gluten-free.
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Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipes: Nut and Chia Seed Pudding
Why an Easy Plant Based Breakfast is So Good For You
Even if you’re not vegan or vegetarian, adding more plant based foods into your life has been shown to have some pretty great health benefits.
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Chia Seeds are a Great Source of Healthy Fats: This nut and seed chia pudding is loaded with healthy fats from chia seeds, flax seeds, and sunflower seeds! All great low carb foods that are high in good-for-you fats and fiber! One serving of this recipe has 6 grams of fiber. If you’re on a keto diet, this would make a great breakfast recipe for you. Plus, chia seeds have been linked to improved brain health. They’re a great addition to pretty much any meal, and you can even add chia seeds to oatmeal.
What’s the Difference Between Flax Seeds and Flax Meal? Flax seeds are the whole seed either in brown or golden color. Golden flax seeds tend to have a mellower flavor profile compared to brown, which is why this recipe calls for golden whole flax seeds!
Flax meal is simply ground up flax seeds. You can buy these pre-ground or grind them up yourself in a food processor. For this recipe, we’re using the whole seed format.
Ingredients Needed for Nut & Seed Chia Pudding
Chia Seeds: These seeds are extremely rich in nutrients like fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants making this a fantastic healthy on-the-go breakfast option.
Flax Seeds: Whole golden flax seeds are nutty in flavor and also provide a ton of nutrients. There are brown and golden flaxseeds, I tend to opt for golden as they are milder in flavor compared to the brown.
Sunflower Seeds: Shelled sunflower seeds are another great source of vitamins and minerals. Basically this dish is full of foods that support your overall wellbeing!
Maple Syrup: Just a tablespoon to sweeten things up a bit! You can swap for other natural sweeteners like agave or honey.
Almond Milk: Plain, unsweetened almond milk is my milk of choice, however this recipe will also work with oat milk, cashew milk, or regular dairy milk.
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How to Make this Nut & Seed Chia Pudding
Making this recipe is so easy!
All you have to do is combine all the ingredients (minus the toppings) into a bowl or mason jar and stir until combined!
Place the jar in the fridge overnight and then top with your desired toppings and BOOM you have your deliciously creamy, nutty, and flavorful chia pudding!Print
The perfect breakfast to meal prep for when you’re on-the-go! If you’re looking for healthy vegan breakfast recipes, this nut and seed chia pudding is packed with good-for-you ingredients and is also gluten-free.
- 3 tbsp, chia seeds (24g)
- 2 tbsp, whole golden flax seeds (20g)
- 1 tbsp, sunflower seeds (15g)
- 1 tbsp, maple syrup (15g)
- 1 cup, plain unsweetened almond milk (237ml)
- Optional toppings: nut butter, peanuts, pepitas, bananas, blueberries, etc.
- Add all ingredients (except toppings) to a mason jar, stir with a spoon until fully combined.
- Place in the fridge overnight to allow seeds to absorb the almond milk and reach a thick consistency.
- Top with desired toppings and enjoy!
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days
- Want to make this feel more like a dessert? Add a small scoop (~1 tbsp) of cocoa powder
- Want to increase the protein? Add a small scoop of protein powder of choice
- Can substitute agave or honey for maple syrup
- Can sub almond milk for any milk of choice
Looking for More On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas?
Try these sweet potato egg muffins that are perfect to meal prep and take with you on a busy morning, or these gluten free, dairy free donuts if you’re in the mood for something sweet. Christine also has some other great breakfast options like these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Overnight Oats, Chocolate Protein Yogurt Bowl, and Easy Oatmeal Banana Pancakes.