Today we see how to prepare a surprising and delicious breakfast, or even a snack, chia pudding with whole oats, cinnamon and vanilla. We start preparing the evening before, so even if we have little time in the morning and are in a hurry we can still indulge in this delicacy. The next day, a soft, creamy and healthy pudding is ready to be enriched with dried fruit and berries, precisely according to the guidelines of the MIND diet, which suggests to include in your diet whole grains, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews and especially berries, to protect the brain at any age and combat obesity (Morris et al, Alzheimers Dement, 2015 - Fateh et al, Front Nutr, 2023). Chia seeds are a source of omega 3 fatty acids with anti-inflammatory action, contain proteins, fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (Ullah et al, J Food Sci Technol, 2016). Finally, for this recipe we use almond milk so that everyone, even those who are lactose intolerant or those who by choice have decided not to consume dairy products, can enjoy the pudding. Enjoy your breakfast!
30 grams of whole oat flakes
40 grams of chia seeds
300 ml of almond milk
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts and pistachios)
In a bowl combine the oats, chia, a pinch of cinnamon, half a teaspoon of vanilla powder, 2 tablespoons of coconut, maple syrup and milk. Mix well and place in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, remove it from the fridge. Add berries as desired, coarsely chopped nuts and, if you like, a sprinkling of coconut flakes. Serve!