Green Chia Pudding

By on July 13, 2016

This is my new breakfast obsession. Chia seedsChiaPudding_1 are incredible because they are nutritional all-stars. In fact, they are some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various other micronutrients. One of the most unique properties of Chia is its ability absorb up to 12 times its weight in water. Due to this, if you soak them in liquid, they expand and form a gelatinous pudding-like texture. The full-fat coconut milk is full of healthy fats that will keep you energized and satiated throughout the morning. Not to mention, it adds a delicious creamy texture. I love this recipe so much, I once ate it for breakfast AND dinner in the same day. This is totally OK, cause I still got tons of nutrients from the chia seeds and green powder, and protein from the whey to make a balanced meal!

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pour the entire can of coconut milk into a blender, along with the water, honey, green dream and vanilla protein powder.
  2. Make sure all of the ingredients are well incorporated, and then separate into four separate mason jars.
  3. Add two tablespoons of chia seed to each jar, and give it a good stir.
  4. Set you pudding in the fridge to chill (until the chia seeds absorb the liquid- about an hour so, but overnight is ideal).  Add a little sea salt or sweetener to taste, along with some of your favorite toppings. I am obsessed with Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter, so this was an obvious choice for me! I also love to add frozen berries and goji berries for extra antioxidants!

About Alexandra Pullen

Alexandra Pullen was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and was raised in Chicago, Illinois, where she began her initial ballet training at a local community center. Pullen studied at Dance Center Evanston, Evanston School of Ballet, and Chicago Ballet Arts, and the Ruth Page School of Dance, where she joined their company, the Civic Ballet of Chicago. She trained on scholarship at the Joffrey Academy of Ballet in Chicago under Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev. She toured with the Joffrey Trainees to perform as Clara in The Nutcracker Suite. She studied on scholarship at summer programs of the San Francisco Ballet School, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. In 2012, Pullen competed in the Youth America Grand Prix Chicago Semi-Finals and received a gold medal in the classical category and a silver medal in the contemporary category. She was a Finalist in New York City. In September 2012, Pullen was awarded the Shoot for Change Scholarship to attend the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, and joined ABT Studio Company two weeks later. Pullen joined ABT as an apprentice 2013 and was promoted to the corps de ballet in 2014. With ABT, Pullen's rep included Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Ashton's The Dream, Manon, Cinderella, Gaite Parisienne, Les Sylphide, La Bayadere, and Twyla Tharp's Bach Partita. She toured ABT to destinations such as Abu Dhabi, Australia, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis. This is her second season with Colorado Ballet.

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