Can I just take a second to say: where have blood oranges been all my life?! I just had one earlier this week (I know, shame on me for not having one sooner in life), and now I am obsessed! So, obviously, I had to incorporate it into today’s healthy, energy boosting breakfast recipe! Not only is it tasty as heck, but it just happens to produce my favorite color, so I’m sold! This Chia Seed Pudding with Blood Oranges is Part 2 of 4 of the 2016 healthy eating, energy boosting breakfast recipes! (See last week’s recipe here!) This tasty recipe features chia seeds which help your body detox, enhance your mood, speed up your metabolism, and have 5 times the calcium of milk! Blood oranges are supercharged with Vitamin C and are a great source of antioxidants (not to mention they have less acidity than normal oranges and are sweeter too!) This breakfast recipe is perfect for those of you who, like me, have that craving for something sweet and need a healthy substitute!
-2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
-1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
-1/4 Cup Almond Milk
-1 Blood Orange
-1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt (optional)
1. Mix Chia seeds, almond milk, and coconut milk together in a mason jar, stirring the chia seeds fully into the milk.
2. Let mixture sit for 30 minutes, chia seeds will start to expand and form a thicker consistency in the milk.
3. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, for a chilled pudding!
.4. OPTIONAL: In a blender, blend together full blood orange, sans peel, and Greek yogurt to add a sweet yet tart taste to the chia seed pudding by swirling in or layering!
Who said you can’t play with your food!? This recipe is like watching a science experiment- I left the chia seeds in a thin liquid and came back to a thick pudding consistency! Food magic! Like I said in the first installment of the healthy breakfast series, I am trying to make clean eating look GOOD so I’m more excited to eat healthy (one of my New Year’s Resolutions)! and I have to say- it’s definitely working!