I hope y’all had an awesome weekend/Monday.
I spent the weekend with adidas Women at their Fitness X event! It was all about bringing women together in every aspect of our lives, not only in our physical fitness. I love that concept for sure. And we totally still got a great workout in on Santa Monica Pier plus A LOT of running which made for some great cardio obviously. Overall, a killer weekend, but I’ll do a full post on that later!
If y’all haven’t figured it out already, I have the biggest sweet tooth EVER. I try to deny it all the time but I’m not a good liar. HA. Like I could easily eat an entire gallon of ice cream in one sitting (which has totally happened before…not sorry) and STILL want more ice cream.
I’m an insane person, I swear, but you get my point.
If any of you have a love affair with sweets like me, you totally get the struggle of the summer bod to sweets ratio. You can’t have both all the time…too many sweets and you can say buh-bye to those toned abs that you worked so hard for! But no sweets at all and you start to totally question your existence and feel sad all the time (errrrr…or is that just me? HAHA). So. Unfair.
So lately I’ve tried swapping a lot of my sweets for healthier options that actually still taste somewhat like dessert AND that are good for you! One of my personal faves is definitely chia pudding.
Chia seeds have so many health benefits it’s crazy. They’re packed with protein, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and several micronutrients. They also promote fat loss, healthy skin, and improve digestive health. SO MANY GOOD THINGS PEOPLE.
So I definitely don’t feel guilty downing a bowl of this stuff in the morning for breakfast. Plus, like I said before, it actually tastes good. So let’s get to the recipe:
- 1 cups almond milk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp PURE maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- Fruit (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, etc.)
- Shredded coconut
- Add all the ingredients into a Tupperware container or any container with a air tight lid.
- Shake well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Let sit in the fridge over night.
I like to get creative with my chia pudding and make a little parfait with granola and different kinds of fruit depending on what I’m feeling that day. But the pattern is always the same: chia pudding, granola, fruit, and more chia pudding.
Like basically all of my recipes, this one is totally customizable too! You can add anything into the mix and change of the flavor to your liking.
Who else loves chia pudding as much as I do? How do you customize your recipe?
Let me know, babes!