Tue

13

Dec

2016

Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Breakfast Pudding

Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Breakfast Pudding

 

Here's a dessert for breakfast you won't feel the least bit guilty about! This decadent-tasting, protein-rich meal will help keep you going all morning.

  

Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Breakfast Pudding

  

You might have noticed by now that I love breakfast, and I also love dessert. So I combined these two into one delicious breakfast that combines the best of

winter flavors.

  

Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Breakfast Pudding

 

I started with a pretty basic chia pudding: I combined low-fat milk (you can also use an alternative milk, such as unsweetened almond milk) with chia seeds and vanilla extract. I let the mixture plump up in the fridge for about an hour before taking it to the next level.

 

I then layered the chia pudding with pomegranate arils, as you'd do with a yogurt parfait. I topped my creation with crushed pistachios just before serving; the pomegranate arils and pistachios add a wonderful crunch!

  

Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Breakfast Pudding

 

While I had this for breakfast, it also makes a great dessert or snack

(have a half serving).

 

Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Breakfast Pudding

 

The chia seeds, pomegranates, and pistachios together provide an excellent amount of fiberbringing this recipe to a grand total of 15 grams, or 60 percent of a your daily need. The pudding is also rich in protein, providing 14 grams, or 28 percent of the daily value.

 

Pomegranate Pistachio Chia Breakfast Pudding

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk (or milk alternative)
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 Tbsp. pistachios, chopped

 

Directions:

 

In a small bowl, combine chia seeds and milk. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes to overnight. Stir, then layer in a glass with pomegranate arils just before serving. Top with pistachios.  Serves 1.

 

Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 370 Fat: 18 g Sat fat: 4 g Pro: 14 g Carbs: 41 g Sugar: 22 g Fiber: 15 g Chol: 15 mg Sod: 95 mg

 

 

What are your thoughts on this topic? What's your favorite quick-prep healthy breakfast?

 

  

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Amy Gorin

is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,  media personality, and writer in the NYC area.