This orange chia seed breakfast pudding, packed with protein and fiber, is a quick and deliciously healthy way to kickstart your day!
Happy Monday! Boy what a busy weekend it was! The tulip-man and I have fallen into a lazy weekend routine involving ample episodes of Bob’s Burgers, possibly shooting a foodie video, and optionally changing out of sweatpants. But this weekend was different.
On Saturday we were lucky enough to be invited onto an enormous container ship for a tour. The boyfriend-tulip-man just started his own business in shipping and logistics and needed some website photos, so decked in a highlighter yellow vest, hard hat, and all the camera gear I could carry, I hopped on board (ha…get it?!) for our little 4 person tour, led by the captain himself!
We spent the entire next day with noses pressed to the glass of the Rotterdam Zoo exhibits. It’s funny how when you’re a young’n you LOVE zoos, then you turn into a moody teen and are so over it, then become what some would call an adult and are back to LOVING everything about zoos. You can guess where I’m at on that spectrum.
But all that bustle and bustle meant I was not thinking about what I’d have for breakfast this morning, easily the most important meal of the entire week. Monday morning breakfasts set the tone for the week, so they’ve gotta bring their A game.
Fortunately, there’s chia seed breakfast pudding for that. Laced with oats and mandarin oranges (our spotlight ingredient!), this chia seed pudding is cozy, quick, healthy, and fresh all at once.
- 2 mandarin oranges
- ½ cup milk any variety, I used almond milk
- ¼ cup oats
- ½ tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- Optional topping ideas: 1 Tbsp chopped dark chocolate, 1 Tbsp chopped seeds, 1 Tbsp toasted coconut flakes
- In a blender, combine 1 mandarin orange, milk, oats, and honey until smooth.
- Transfer mixture to a serving glass or bowl and gently stir in chia seeds.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours*, until mixture has a pudding-like consistency.
- Top with sectioned mandarin orange. Optionally top with chocolate, seeds, or coconut.