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.
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. By the way, if you're curious about the effects of skipping breakfast, I highly recommend not doing this and making sure to fit in a balanced breakfast into your morning!
To make this breakfast recipe, 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!
While I had this for breakfast, it also makes a great dessert or snack (have a half serving).
The chia seeds, pomegranates, and pistachios together provide an excellent amount of fiber—bringing this recipe to a grand total of 15 grams, or 60 percent of a your daily need. The pistachio chia pudding is also rich in protein, providing 14 grams, or 28 percent of the daily value.
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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
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
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