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Make ahead Breakfast – Blueberry Chia and Sesame Pudding

Blueberry Chia seeds and Sesame seeds Pudding

When I get a message at late night from a reader on social media regarding easy make-ahead breakfast ideas that don’t wake the house up or could grab and go. It had to be this chia pudding.

I have been having this pudding all Summer and making it for the kids too. I prepare breakfast and they get their breakfast by themselves from the fridge in the morning.

Preparing the breakfast in the evening can be a little annoying when you have to clean up after dinner and kids bedtime but trust me, it takes about 10 minutes and saves the stress in the morning.

My kids are old enough to grab their breakfast from the fridge and they are aware of the rules of cleaning up after themselves. The kitchen is also ‘kids friendly= safe” so I take my time to get up in the morning, read for few minutes. By the time I get down, they are usually eating or playing.  I don’t know if you would approve of me doing this but I am ok with it and this means I can come down more relax and enjoy the time (all day) in a better mood with my children.

We play, watch tv, eat and fight all together until it’s bedtime again. So before you judge me, I do spend time with my children. They only difference there is here is that their breakfast isn’t coming out of a box but the fridge and it’s wholesome. My kids love this chia pudding! Sometimes we add a few oats and it becomes overnight oats.

One of my girls doesn’t like blueberries anymore as a few times she’s tasted a few sour ones but she loves it with bananas and cinnamon. (no sugar)

Make-ahead breakfast

The good thing about this breakfast is that it’s :

  • easy
  • tasty
  • cheap
  • sugar-free
  • dairy-free
  • wheat-free
  • wholesome
  • full of fibre
  • nutrient pack

Sesame -tryptophan- calcium

Now the twist that I added in this chia pudding is the sesame seeds. Sesame seeds because of the calcium- and tryptophan. If you are allergic to sesame seeds then replace it with more chia seeds or other seeds or nuts.

Sesame seeds have been known for L-tryptophan –  an essential amino acid that helps the body make proteins and certain brain-signalling chemicals. Your body changes L-tryptophan into a brain chemical called serotonin. Serotonin helps control your mood and sleep. (4)

Protein-rich- Sesame seeds supply 5 grams of protein per 3-tablespoon (30-gram) serving (1)

Calcium-rich – Unhulled sesame seeds are especially rich in nutrients vital to bone health, including calcium. Soaking, roasting, or sprouting sesame seeds can improve the absorption of these minerals.

Sesame seeds are a good source of thiamine, niacin, and vitamin B6, which are necessary for proper cellular function and metabolism. (3)

Sesame seeds are low carb and high fat which support a balance blood sugar (2)

Carry to office

Prepare it in a jar the night before, put it in the fridge overnight then simply grab it off the fridge in the morning. If you are on intermittent fasting and can’t eat it right away then bring it in the bag to work or the gym.

If or when I work out before breakfast in the morning I hate to spend time cooking so I love the fact that straight after the workout I can eat my breakfast! I usually starve in the morning so this works for me.

Snack

Now, who said you can eat dinner for breakfast? I say you can eat breakfast for a snack (if you tend to snack) I don’t. But if you do then reduce the portion as it is quite calorically dense

Make ahead Breakfast – Blueberry Chia and Sesame Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1

Make ahead Breakfast – Blueberry Chia and Sesame Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 table spoons of chia seeds
  • 2 table spoons of sesame seeds
  • 1/ 3 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 table spoon of cinnamon powder
  • Protein powder- optional
  • 1/2 cup or more of plant milk

Instructions

  1. Get a clean jar that has a tight lid that you can carry.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients first then add the blueberries followed by the plant milk.
  3. Stir to mix all properly making sure that there are no lumps present.
  4. Keep in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
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References

  1. 2 National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
  2.  https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Thiamin-HealthProfessional
  3.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30426553
  4. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/l-tryptophan-uses-and-risks#1
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