I know its summer…but y’all…I’ve been craving oatmeal and porridge type stuff a lot…so I decided to make this WARM CHIA FLAX PUDDING from my girl Kelly Leveque. I’ve been a fan of Kelly’s for a while…but just read her new book BODY LOVE and got to hang with her in California last week…so now I’m an even bigger fan.
Here’s the DEAL:
Kelly focuses on keeping you blood sugar “chill” by making smarter food choices that don’t take your body on a rollercoaster ride…leading to all kinds of cravings. And REAL TALK: I’ve never thought much about my blood sugar…at all…but Kelly now has me aware and I’m going to shift some things in my diet.
Now I know that oatmeal isn’t the best option for me because it spikes my blood sugar levels! So yesterday when I got a craving…I opted for this “FO’MEAL” chia/flax situation and it 100% satisfied my oatmeal craving…PLUS it kept me full for over 4 hours…seriously! My friend, Meri, made it too and she said the same thing! Here’s two boomerangs I pulled from her insta-story when she made it!
Ok. Your turn. Give it a try and see what you think!!
WARM CHIA FLAX PUDDING (FO’ MEAL)
- I put a picture of what I used for this recipe + amazon links of exactly what I used! You may notice I added a few things Kelly didn’t have in her original recipe…but simply for taste preference! Hope showing you exactly what I used helps…but obviously you can use whatever you have in your house that is close!
- ALSO…this makes a lot…but it’s ONE SERVING…and I recommend eating the entire thing so that your body is full and you don’t get hungry for 4-6 hours!
- 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsp ground flax seed (or RAW fiber blend…see my picture/link)
- 4 tbsp chopped nuts
- 1/4 cup mixed fresh berries
- 1 serving Vanilla Protein (I prefer a vegan pea protein)
- 3 stevia drops
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. pink sea salk
In a medium nonstick fry pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp. of ghee or coconut oil, 1. 5 cups of almond milk, chia seed and flax. (Tip: I blended my protein power in with my milk before adding to the pot!)
With a silicon spatula or wooden spoon, continuously stir all ingredients until pudding is thick about, 3-5 minutes. Be patient…worth it and you want the chia seeds to absorb milk and get soft!!! While stirring…add the vanilla protein (unless you blended in the milk already) + stevia + cinnamon + vanilla extract + pink sea salt.
Pour warm pudding into a bowl and top with the extra almond milk (and berries + nuts if you choose…I didn’t add them to mine…but I’m sure its yummy!)
Here are the brands that I like/used for this recipe! You do NOT have to use these exact items…I’m just providing in case its helpful to some!
Organic Valley Ghee https://www.amazon.com/Purity-Farms-Organic-Clarified-Butter/dp/B00U9VQUEA/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1499691248&sr=8-2&keywords=organic+valley+ghee&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011
Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds https://www.amazon.com/Nutiva-Organic-Chia-Black-Ounce/dp/B009AH7OU8/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1499691331&sr=8-2&keywords=organic+nutiva+chia+seeds&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011
Garden of Life RAW Fiber Blend (flax) https://www.amazon.com/Garden-Life-Organic-Superfood-Constipation/dp/B004H2T314/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1499691405&sr=8-1&keywords=garden%2Bof%2Blife%2Braw%2Bfiber%2Bblend&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011&th=1
Califia Farms Unsweetned Vanilla Almond Milk https://www.califiafarms.com/unsweetened-vanilla-almondmilk
Nuzest Vanilla Protein Powder https://www.amazon.com/Nuzest-Protein-Premium-Plant-based-Vanilla/dp/B00YOFVZNS/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1499691532&sr=8-1&keywords=nuzest%2Bclean%2Blean%2Bprotein%2Bvanilla&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011&th=1
Nu Naturals Liquid Stevia https://www.amazon.com/NuNaturals-Nustevia-Alcohol-Stevia-Liquid/dp/B0019LTH3U/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1499691595&sr=8-4&keywords=nunaturals+stevia+liquid&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011
Frontier CO-OP Vanilla Extract https://www.amazon.com/Frontier-Organic-Vanilla-Extract-Ounce/dp/B00JEMRAA8/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1499691637&sr=8-3&keywords=frontier+co-op+vanilla+extract&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011