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Chia Breakfast Pudding


Chia Breakfast Pudding

Serves: 2

Category: Breakfast
Author: www.drfuhrman.com
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss, Quick and Easy

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If you haven't had this recipe yet, give it a try. It just might become your go-to Nutritarian breakfast. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. They also have unique gelling properties which make them perfect for making pudding.

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Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened vanilla soy, hemp or almond milk
1/4 cup whole chia seeds
1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla bean powder or alcohol-free vanilla extract
2 tablespoons raisins
1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen blueberries
1/2 sliced banana

Instructions:

In a bowl, mix together all ingredients except blueberries and banana. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes. (For an on-the-run breakfast, make the night before and store in the refrigerator)

Stir in blueberries and banana. Add additional non-dairy milk if desired to adjust consistency.

Note: Chia seeds absorb water very easily; when you combine them with a liquid, they form a gel. This recipe takes advantage of that property to make a delicious breakfast pudding.

Calories 274; Protein 9 g; Carbohydrates 42 g; Sugars 17 g; Total Fat 9.4 g; Saturated Fat 1.1 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 67 mg; Fiber 10.6 g; Beta-Carotene 21 ug; Vitamin C 4 mg; Calcium 166 mg; Iron 5.1 mg; Folate 31 ug; Magnesium 110 mg; Potassium 420 mg; Zinc 1.2 mg; Selenium 17.3 ug

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2blucky

02/04/2013 06:02 PM

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Love chia. I use it in my smoothie every day

Joyce

02/06/2013 12:20 PM

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I make chia pudding and I like it but I never thought to mix in oats. The raisins, vanilla and banana make it sweet enough without needing sweetener. Good for breakfast.

rockinvt

02/07/2013 08:16 PM

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Tried this this morning. Had to use dried banana reconstituted - very good.

driese

02/13/2013 10:05 AM

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This sounded strange but is really delicious! I made it the night before and warmed up the pudding before adding a fresh banana and frozen wild blueberries.

seattle_amethyst

02/27/2013 11:33 AM

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I make this the night before for my husband in a mason jar to take to work, with bananas on bottom to keep them fresh. My new favorite breakfast!

viego74

04/13/2013 10:01 AM

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This is my new favorite. I've eaten it every morning for the last 8 days. It's so delicious and I change up the fruit if I run out of banana or blueberry. Great to throw together in morning, it's ready once I get to the office. I don't use the raisins, though.

ChefShady

04/14/2013 08:27 AM

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We love this!

boboluz

04/23/2013 02:12 PM

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This is the first ETL recipe that I really tried and liked alot! At first I stayed true to the recipe, but I found a few tweaks that I like better. I substitute dried currants for the raisins and I don't add the vanilla - I find the fruit is sweet and flavorful enough for my palate. I also mix in some chopped walnuts or raw sunflower seeds for added texture.

suarinod

05/20/2013 07:41 PM

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It sounds really weird, but I LOVE this! The vanilla in it makes it taste like a dessert. I used frozen raspberries and made it the night before. Even my picky 8 year old liked it!

suarinod

05/20/2013 07:45 PM

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It sounds really weird, but I LOVE this! The vanilla in it makes it taste like a dessert. I used frozen raspberries and made it the night before. Even my picky 8 year old liked it!

Mds319

05/23/2013 07:31 AM

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Absolutely LOVED this recipe! I warmed mine up the second day and added a little almond milk but was just as good the next day too!
This comment was last edited on 06/01/2013 09:15 AM

free2choose

06/16/2013 09:06 PM

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This sounds great! Somehow after donating to Dr. Furhman's Nutritarian Research project, I got a recipe for Vanilla Chai Pudding. If you want to make it for one person, put a tablespoon of chia seeds in a tiny bowl. In blender, blend a large Medjool date, a tiny dash of vanilla, a quarter cup of soy milk and a sprinkling of ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Pour over chia seeds and stir frequently for about 30 minutes.
This comment was last edited on 06/16/2013 09:08 PM

kristiishappy

06/18/2013 12:37 AM

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This is one of my favorite breakfasts! This recipe seemed weird to me, but I am so glad I tried it. I always let it sit overnight in the fridge, then I add the fruit. It's the perfect cool summer breakfast!

emersoj2

07/29/2013 11:00 AM

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This is great! It tastes like dessert! Thanks!

Sonya

08/10/2013 02:03 PM

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Tastes like yummy tapioca pudding! Love, love, love this!

Do The Hustle!

08/15/2013 03:18 PM

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I used currants instead of raisins, and I loved crunching the chia seeds! This is a keeper and even though it sounds like an odd combination, it works well. My non-etl husband liked it. Now what does THAT tell ya? =)

Do The Hustle!

08/15/2013 03:18 PM

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I used currants instead of raisins, and I loved crunching the chia seeds! This is a keeper and even though it sounds like an odd combination, it works well. My non-etl husband liked it. Now what does THAT tell ya? =) SORRY about the double post...don't know how to delete one of them!
This comment was last edited on 08/15/2013 03:19 PM

SuzBee

09/12/2013 08:51 AM

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I have to agree with my fellow Nutritarians... it's like tapioca and satisfyingly sweet without any added sugar! After weeks of having a smoothie for breakfast I was ready for a change and this was so yummy and filling.

Jeffk24

11/24/2013 11:07 AM

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Very simple to make and tastes delicious. My only complaint is that it only makes enough for 1.25 people. So too much for one person but not enough for two. I used buckwheat instead of oatmeal because it's what I had. It's good both ways
This comment was last edited on 01/10/2014 06:19 PM

Paularuns

11/25/2013 11:42 AM

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We used dried cranberries instead of raisins for a delicious tangy sub flavor. Kids loved it.

Convert

02/14/2014 11:11 AM

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Just wondering if this would be considered an OK option if "you've" got a lot of weight to lose?

Ivanka

02/14/2014 01:57 PM

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I did not have banana, so I added 5 dried (but soft) organic apricots finely chopped up, it was really good.

ah26

02/15/2014 09:12 AM

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Wow, this is good! Thanks to the other people who commented, I decided to do a double batch. Not the biggest raisin fan, and since the dogs seem to have eaten my currants, I cut up some dried apricots and added them along with the banana and blueberries. Super yummy. I found that it needed to soak for about 1/2 hour to achieve a "pudding-y" consistency and now I'm wondering about soaked chia seeds as a substitute for eggs in other recipes. Has anyone tried that?

Joyce Kaufman

02/15/2014 10:56 AM

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Just what I've been looking for to curb my sweet tooth. Some days I just need something to cut that craving and most times fruit alone doesn't cut it ,but this hits the spot. Even MY sciptic husband the sugar attic loves it and it satisfied his sugar addition. Thanks Dr. Fuhrman for another refreshing recipe.

Lisa

02/15/2014 05:31 PM

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I love this recipe, and what's best is that my children love it! We just add our preferred fruits. Easy to make and great for a takeaway to school or work.

butterflybye

02/15/2014 06:11 PM

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Totally love it. It has an awesome flavor. I added coconut milk and it came out amazing :0)

camlivy

02/16/2014 12:47 PM

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My chia seeds were ground. Still worked and was tasty. Just had to whisk well after adding almond milk to prevent immediate clumping. I added dried cranberries and chopped medjool dates. Was good next day as well.

NanG

02/25/2014 10:39 PM

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I substitute cooked buckwheat for the rolled oats. The buckwheat doesn't add any flavor but adds lots of nutrition. High in protein!!!

Hilohattie

03/03/2014 11:57 AM

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very good and very easy. Will be a breakfast staple for me since I am always rushing out to work.

Mimiof6

03/04/2014 11:38 AM

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Just tried this and wasn't disappointed. First time to try chia seeds and loved this recipe. Will be making a lot from now on. Thank you Dr. Fuhrman. Love all your recipes I've tried so far. Your Healthy cake is a favorite with my family also. I rate this breakfast recipe a 5 stars.
This comment was last edited on 03/04/2014 11:39 AM

lindsayb

09/12/2014 10:15 PM

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I absolutely love this dish. I have also tried using diced medjool dates instead of the raisins. But the recipe is delicious regardless of small variations. I eat it whenever possible.

rseverett

01/07/2015 09:24 AM

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Yum!

FloridaGal

12/16/2015 02:01 PM

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Will ground chia seeds work?

brian.heflin

06/12/2016 07:23 AM

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I found this recipe under Dr. Furmans 21 day aggressive weight-loss plan on his new website. Honestly, I stared at this recipe for a day and couldn't envision anyway in the world this would be any good. But I'm determined to follow the 21 day plan exactly as written. So it's forced me to try new things, and I have to tell you this breakfast is amazing. I agree, sunflower seeds would be a nice addition for crunch and texture.

ashe

06/24/2016 12:31 PM

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A winner, easy, quick; can make the night before

Angela51

09/08/2016 08:19 AM

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Mmmmmm, having it now! Halved the recipe. Never had chia seeds, getting past the texture, used chocolate, unsweetened almond milk, added a bit of cinnamon, excellent. 5 stars!

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04/18/2017 10:49 AM

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What can you use instead of bananas? 

Patricia Carroll

07/16/2017 09:15 AM

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Wow, this is the perfect breakfast for hot summer days!  I used banana in the bottom of mugs and the blueberries OR strawberries on the top with the chia mixture.  I got 4 small breakfast cups - all ready in the frig- and just LOVE this recipe.  Easy to make and DELICIOUS! Rated 5 stars!

This comment was last edited on 07/16/2017 09:15 AM

sierrael

10/30/2017 10:39 PM

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Surprisingly good for a nutritarian breakfast.  I can tolerate this, don't know if I would ever say...its great, but compared to a lot of other receipes on here it is tolerable.  

Vaughanm

01/08/2018 12:07 PM

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Just started the diet today, love the blueberry orange smoothie. Are the recipes meant as one serving unless otherwise indicated.

halcyon2505

02/06/2018 11:58 AM

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Love this recipe (minus the raisins, can't stand raisins)

SoaringAngel

05/30/2018 12:31 PM

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Delicious! I added 1 Tablespoon ground Flaxseed and 1/2 ounce chopped walnuts & sprinkled with cinnamon:)

This comment was last edited on 05/30/2018 12:32 PM

wzella

07/10/2018 04:29 PM

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Love this.  A fav!

Ironracer00

07/30/2018 09:13 AM

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Is there an alternative for this alcohol free vanilla? Its really expensive.

juliavarnedoe

01/08/2019 08:04 PM

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Best breakfast ever!  Layered banana on the bottom, chia, then blueberries.  Refrigerated overnight in reusable container and took it to work this morning.  Thank you!

HappyCampr

03/12/2019 12:14 PM

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So simple, healthy, and tasty. We blended the dried fruit into the milk. I love that this is lighter on the stomach vs. regular overnight oat recipes.