Almond joy chia seed pudding is a delicious and healthy make-ahead breakfast that will start your day off right with over 11 grams of protein and 14 grams of fiber.
Yes, yes, its another chia recipe. This isn’t just any old chia seed pudding though – its ALMOND JOY chia pudding, and that makes all the difference in the world considering that almond joys are pretty much the best thing ever. Chocolate, coconut, and almond = major yes please. Like right now please. Unlike a candy bar though, this tasty desert has over 14 grams of fiber and all kinds of omegas that’ll make your body do a happy healthy dance. Between this and my other almond chia pudding recipe my body is lovin’ the wholefood goodness.
Its almost torture to write about this tasty chia seed pudding from a hotel right now after eating from a crappy hotel breakfast bar for the umpteenth time in the past few weeks. Yeesh. I can only stand so many bland bagels, under-ripe bananas, and strawberry Yoplaits before my tastebuds go on a total boycott and skip breakfast altogether. In other more exciting news – we moved into our new house!!!
These last few weeks have been such a whirlwind of craziness. We closed Thursday the 4th, got the keys the following Friday, moved in Saturday (mostly), then had Ted’s uncle fly in and stay with us until the next Friday the 12th. Then, since that isn’t action packed enough, my mom flew in that night 12 hours after Andre left and stayed with us over the weekend. In between that time, I also did some jet-setting travel for work, squeezed in hosting a family brunch, and packed up the rest of the old house (thanks for the help mom!). It was sooo great getting all that family time though and I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ll share some house pics as soon as we get moved in and settled. I can’t tell you when that’ll be, but it’ll happen. I’ve got faith.
With all of the hustle and bustle lately, there has been absolutely no Christmas stuff whatsoever in my world this year. I tried turning on Christmas music the other day and it just didn’t feel right without a tree and some decor. So I turned it off and went with Shakira. Her hips don’t lie. Nuff said.
Quick easy recipes have still been my MO, but I’ve got grand plans for some elaborate comfort food in the near future. Consider yourself warned. Until then, chia seed puddings, autumn salads, and easy casseroles like this one are on the agenda. I’m not complaining. This ish is delish.
- 2 Tbsp. ground chia seed*
- 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp. pure grade A maple syrup
- ½ cup milk (any kind)
- ⅛ tsp. almond extract
- 1 Tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut
- Stir all ingredients together in a small container. Place container in refrigerator for at least one hour, preferably overnight.