Easy Chia Pudding Prep For Healthy Breakfasts

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How do you spend your mornings? Are you running around the house yelling at your children to get ready for school? Are you scrambling to get your life together, brushing your teeth while you get dressed? Mornings aren’t easy for everyone and the frantic nature of getting it together before you leave the house can lead to unhealthy eating habits. Rather than stopping at a fast food restaurant on the way to work, making toaster pastries, or warming up frozen breakfast sandwiches, you could have prepped breakfasts that are easy to grab and go.

 

What Is Chia Pudding?

Chia pudding is comparable to tapioca, texturally speaking, and it can be flavored however you desire. When chia seeds soak in liquid, they expand and create a pudding-like consistency. The best part about chia pudding is that no cooking is required. You simply shake up all of the ingredients in a jar or container and place it in the fridge overnight.

 

Can You Make Chia Pudding In The Blender?

While the old shake it up in a jar method works just fine, you can opt to blend all of the chia pudding ingredients together in a blender. When you blend the ingredients, the chia pudding will be creamier and it will set much faster. It’ll be ready to eat in about thirty minutes instead of six hours. This is just an optional preparation method to consider if you aren’t a fan of the tapioca-like texture.

 

How Do You Prep?

Consider purchasing about 12-15 eight-ounce glass jars for five different recipes. You will triple each recipe, add it to a blender or large mixing bowl, and then evenly divide that recipe in three separate jars. These make for great breakfasts or snacks for you or the kids. The chia puddings will keep fresh in the fridge for about one week. You don’t have to triple all of the recipes; rather, you could make one serving of each so you have one jar of chia pudding every morning. We recommend sticking with one liquid to make your life much easier.

 

Ingredients

For Vanilla Chia Pudding:

  • ½ cup organic unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1-2 tsp. raw agave syrup or 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract

For Chocolate Pudding:

  • ½ cup organic unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1-2 tsp. raw agave syrup or 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1 extra tsp. raw agave syrup

For Berry Pudding:

  • ½ cup organic unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1-2 tsp. raw agave syrup or 100% pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. mixed berries

For Peanut Butter Pudding:

  • ½ cup organic unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1-2 tsp. raw agave syrup or 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 Tbsp. organic peanut butter

For Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding:

  • ½ cup organic unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1-2 tsp. raw agave syrup or 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp. organic peanut butter
  • 1 extra tsp. raw agave syrup

 

Instructions

To Make 1 Serving:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a jar, shake it all up, and place in the fridge overnight.
  • Remove from the fridge in the morning and enjoy.

To Make A Large Batch:

  • Triple the recipe for one flavor and add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl or blender. Mix or blend together and evenly divide the mixture into separate jars.
  • Place in the fridge overnight and remove when ready to consume.

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Related Questions

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    Hi! Thanks for the question. The chia shake should be fine as long as the chia is soaked in the drink.

    Eating small seeds like chia and flax seeds can go through digestion whole and be wasted. Soaking, sprouting, and grinding before consumption increases the likely hood that the small seeds will get digested and their nutrients utilized properly.

    Hope this helps,

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLCE

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    Q: Is sea salt and warm water a good natural laxative? If so how often do you recommend the use of sea salt for elimination? I was reading The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs and it gives this recommendation, along with drinking lemon water mixed with organic syrup and cayenne pepper. Is it safe to give myself an enema 2xs per day using a hot water bottle filled with fresh squeezed organic lemon and distilled water? Asking this because Bzod had me to listen to 88.3 today here in Cincinnati and the guy (Mike) was telling how he does this regularly and has great results.

    A:

    Yes, sea salt in water is a mild laxative!

    You can do it as often as you FEEL the need to drink or take it. 

    You can also consume the Master Cleanse (cayenne, maple syrup, lemon juice) if you choose. You can drink this as much as you like depending on how you feel.

    And yes, you can perform enemas 2X a day! Enemas are very helpful for health!

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    Q: Hello I am currently on the full body detox and I have a question for you. How do you feel about organic chicken from a credited organic food store? I was wondering if eating organic steamed chicken was ok and whats your take on almond milk.

    A:

    Thanks for the question.

    Animal products are not part of the detox program. The detox protocol is a raw food detox as well. Most if not all food should be consumed raw. Organic meat is a double edged sword. On one hand you have an animal pumped full of anti biotics and on the other hand you have an animal refused antibiotics if they are sick. Which they routinely are being that they are crammed in sheds. The amount of land required by the USDA to be considered free range is the size of a sheet of printer paper. Birds kept in such close quarters communicate diseases fast. I do not recommend any animal products when on a detox. 

    The main issue with detoxing is lessening the workload of the livers and kidneys so they can clean house. Animal protien is acidic to the body and forces the body to work overtime digesting the excess protein. 

    Almond milk is fine if you make it yourself. Its really not that hard to do if you have a good blender. If you can't blend it yourself you can buy it from the store but remember that it's pasteurized and probably has added sugars which you want to avoid.

    Here is a quick web resource but I am sure you could find others

    http://ohsheglows.com/2013/01/24/my-favourite-homemade-almond-milk-step-by-step-photos/

     

    Hope that answers your questions,

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLC

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    A: No, you cannot consume the almond milk or traditional hummus on the cleanse. You want to avoid store brought beverages, as they contain preservatives and additives that help sustain its shelf life. Hummus is a processed food, but you can consume it if it's prepared raw. Below is a raw food hummus recipe. You can create another type of dip for the vegetables as well such as tomato herb dressing. This dip/salad dressing consists of blending together tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and any herbs/spices of your choice that does not contain salt. http://dherbs.com/recipes/72/84/Raw-Hummus.html

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    Q: I'm a so-called diabetic, is it really okay to sweeten the tea with honey or maple syrup (these are no no's in the medical field!)? I'm not the best at swallowing pills-can I take the herbs out of the capsule and take it? I know this one sounds crazy, but I'm 32 and over a period of time, I have developed or formed rolls or dents on certain areas of my scalp. I guess it's hereditary-my father has them as well. I hate it! It's an eyesore to me. Is there anything natural for this? Lastly, could you say a prayer for me so that I may make a few wholesale deals (real estate) this month? I’m trying to create streams of income so that I may parolee' these monies into other things (i.e. health, prosperity, testimony to others).

    A:

    I DON'T RECOMMEND HONEY. BUT MAPLE SYRUP IS OKAY. STEVIA IS EVEN BETTER! YOU SURE CAN! JUST WORK AT CONSTANTLY CLEANSING YOUR BODY, CHANGING YOUR DIET AND VISUALIZING HOW YOU DESIRE YOUR HEAD/BODY TO BE/APPEAR. SURE, I WILL SEND ENERGY YOUR WAY, BELOVED!

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    Q: If I eat celery can I use a natural butter (almond or peanut)?

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    IF IT'S RAW, SURE!

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    Greetings! If a thing is from a natural source (i.e. plant or fruit) we say GO FOR IT!!!!! Give it a try, Beloved!

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    Q: I'm doing the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMENand I would like to know if I can used organic almond milk with oat bran cereal from bob's red mill and order organic cereal. Also what is the 35% HYDROGEN PEROXCIDE used for?

    A:

    You have free will and can do as you like, Beloved. We recommend all raw (and unprocessed) so if you really want to eat the almond milk and cereal, it's your choice! 35% FGHP should only be used for enema purposes (half ounce added to the water).

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    Q: I see also that you recommend a complete diet with these programs. I am guessing its a vegan diet right? I wanted to ask something on that is coconut milk and coconut oils ok for that? I personally had a very hard time trying to eat that many vegetables and many ph balance vegans seem to think fruits aren?t good either. I eat that many vegetables one it tears me up the next day and two I just cant consume enough calories that way. I can try and make up for it by eating things like almonds but I eat to many almonds I get the same problem the next day. Now coconut milk (unsweetened) and a digestive enzyme works for me for picking up extra calories.... but I hear very conflicting information about coconut and its saturated fat content. Is it ok to use daily as a part of the diet for cleansing? And your oxy-drops are those the same as the drop for ph balancing water?? Or is it something different? I am wanting to start lifting weights as I need to put on some muscle and I?m wondering if its something that would be beneficial in combating muscle soreness by increased oxygen in the body.

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    The diet we recommend is vegan-based, and RAW FOODS. Fresh fruits, vegetables, raw nuts and seeds are ideal.

    Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil are excellent products to have in your diet. The healthy fats will keep you fuller.

    Oxy-Drops can help balance your electrolytes that need to be replenished after a workout in order to keep your body performing efficiently. 

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    Q: I just ordered the FULL BODY DETOX and I know there's a dietary regimen that I will have to follow. I was wondering if you would approve of a protein shake that consist of (raw hemp protein powder, raw almond butter, sea salt, flax seed, 100% young coconut water & meat inside the coconut, raw carob powder,) (optional soy or rice milk or soy or rice cream)

    A:

    Doesn't sound like it will mess up your FULL BODY DETOX. Go for it! But leave out the rice/soy cream! The rice milk is okay (but it is processed/cooked)!

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    Q: Hey I was thinking about making some homemade almond milk and one ingredient that's called for is natural vanilla. Is natural vanilla ok to use while on the full body cleanse? Thanks

    A: Yes, you can use natural vanilla just be sure that it does not contain any alcohol. Be sure to only use water and the purified almonds for the milk. Below is a recipes to help. http://dherbs.com/recipes/110/84/Raw-Almond-Milk.html

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    Q: Is there any health benefit in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)?

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    There aren't any benefits in consuming high fructose corn syrup. Because its an artificial food it's not good for the body. You cannot gain health benefits from foods that are not natural.

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    Q: I purchased the children's detox and received it a couple of days ago. After reading the pamphlet that came with it, I was wondering where/what kind of milk can I purchase for my baby while she is on the detox? For example it said almond, soy, rice milk... can I buy the regular boxed almond, soy, rice milk? Or if I am going to use coconut milk, can I use the canned coconut milk?

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    Yes, you can use almond, coconut, or any other nut milk. We do not reccomend soy.

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    Q: I am an underweight but healthy 26 year old female. I would like to maintain my weight and I use organic canned coconut milk in my grain hot cereal. Is canned organic coconut milk acidic? If so, what brands are alkaline?

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    Anything canned is going to be acidic. What ever you use for make, let it be raw. Raw coconut milk fresh from the coconut is alkaline.

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    Q: Can the substitution infant milk be frozen like breast milk, and then thawed when ready for use. If so what would the longest timeframe be to leave the milk frozen. Thank you.

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    Yes, it can be frozen. 2-3 days max!

    Please take time to read the following article:
    Alternative Infant Formula Milk

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    Q: Can I use pure Shea butter mixed with olive oil in my hair

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    Yes, you can use shea butter and olive oil in the hair. They're both great natural products that promote good healthy hair. A lot of the hair products on the market contain substances that aren't great for your hair. When using natural things such a shea butter you know what you're using.

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    There are many reasons the lungs can get scarred including excess acidity from MUCUS buildup due to poor diet. I highly recommend that you begin with the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN and follow this kit up with the LUNGS AND RESPIRATORY FORMULA, MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA, and RESPIRATORY INSPIRANT. Keep your head up! You can heal!

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    Q: WE ARE VEGETARIANS, AND WERE EATING A LOT OF SOY PRODUCTS UNTIL YOUR NEWS LETTER CAME OUT ABOUT SOY PRODUCTS. DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF THEY ARE ORGANIC SOY PRODUCTS? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ORGANIC YOGURT? It doesn't matter if the soy is organic or not! What's wrong with organic yogurt?

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    Please read our article "DANGEROUS DAIRY". There's plenty wrong with it! But remember, soy is far better than meat and dairy!

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    Q: I'm preparing to make the hemp seed infant milk recipe. Would I need to add Moringa Seed and/or Iodine Phosphate to your recipies? Also, could I freeze this Hemp seed milk and use later?

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    Yes, add Moringa and Iodine Phosphate to it (for nutritional purposes). And yes, you could freeze it the milk and use later, though fresh is always best.

    Product Links:
    Moringa Seed Extract
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    Q: Can I have organic milk during the full body detox?

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    The wording is clear: NO DAIRY products!!!!!!!! Milk is a dairy product!