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A Fiber-Rich Breakfast That Is Almost Too Pretty to Eat

Aug 23 2014 - 12:01am

If you're tired of waking up every day to the same scrambled eggs or bowl of Cheerios, it's time for an intervention. Chia seed pudding [1] is proof that breakfast can be not just healthy and delicious but also seriously good looking. This breakfast treat is also simple to put together: combine a quarter cup of chia seeds with one cup of any milk of your choice (we love almond), then mix the ingredients together and pop in the fridge overnight. Come morning, you'll have a fiber-rich breakfast [2] that's also packed with omega-3s (not to mention it's vegan and gluten-free). To make your meal even more delicious, enjoy your pudding with any combination of healthy toppings or mix-ins.

Need some inspiration to get you started? Check out some delectable examples from Instagram below!

Source: Instagram user funkyforestfood [3]

Can't choose between chia pudding and Greek yogurt for breakfast? Enjoy both! Combining the two means you can double up on healthy proteins.

Source: Instagram user zoelvirademkiw [4]

If you're a purist, keep things simple, but serve your chia pudding with a fruit salad on the side.

Source: Instagram user annamoiselle [5]

To make the most of your delicious breakfast, use fruits that are in season — stop by your local farmers market for the freshest options.

Source: Instagram user sproutingbacktolife [6]

Top your pudding with walnuts and almonds to beat hunger and feel full all day long.

Source: Instagram user honey_and_velvet [7]

Top your pudding with banana for an extra dose of potassium, which can be especially important after a tough workout [8].

Source: Instagram user stylerunner [9]

Instead of stacking your layers on top of each other, place your pudding with oats and jam side by side in a bowl and top with bites of nuts and bananas and a drizzle of almond butter for extra flavor.

Source: Instagram user miss_ahn_dbd [10]

There's no need to pack your chia seed pudding with refined sugars; use fruits like bananas to sweeten your snack naturally.

Source: Instagram user funkyforestfood [11]

The best breakfast is a colorful breakfast, so be sure to use lots of different fruits (and veggies) so you can get the benefits of the different vitamins each delicious topping can offer.

Source: Instagram user asmilefullofinspiration [12]

Homemade granola [13] adds the perfect crunch to a rich and smooth bowl of chia seed pudding. Storing your pudding in a jar also makes it an easy breakfast to take on the go!

Source: Instagram user veganhotdogs [14]

While berries will always make a delicious topping, get creative and opt for tropical fruits. The unusual flavors will help energize you for the day ahead.

Source: Instagram user cindycilo [15]

Chia seed pudding isn't just for breakfast. If you crave desserts, layer your pudding with nuts, peanut butter, and chocolate — it will satisfy even the strongest late-night cravings.

Source: Instagram user nutritionalbite [16]

Turn your breakfast into art! Instead of topping your pudding with your favorite fruits and nuts, layer your ingredients to get a bit of everything in each delicious bite.

Source: Instagram user _chiachild [17]

For a deliciously sweet dose of antioxidants, mix your pudding with acai berries.

Source: Instagram user talesofakitchen [18]

If you usually drink a smoothie in the morning, try mixing your usual favorite with a small serving of chia seed pudding. The added fiber will help you feel full until lunchtime.

Source: Instagram user katherine_amartin [19]


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