I have a bad habit of skipping breakfast when I’m busy, which is also becoming a habit. So, I’m trying to come up with an easy, healthy breakfast for crazy mornings and snacks to take with me when I’m on the go.
There have been more days than I care to admit over the last couple of years, where I didn’t eat a single thing until dinner time. Now… how does that even happen? I mean, I really love food and I don’t think it’s healthy to get wrapped up in what I’m doing, and forget to eat. I always have a big dinner, but that doesn’t make up for my bad (erratic) behavior. It’s a lot like working out once a week and expecting great results – not going to happen.
I’m on a mission to change my ways, and these Tropical Coconut Chia Pudding Jars are a great start. They’re assembled the night before, so they make the perfect grab and go breakfast. As much as I’d like to be the kind of person who has a full breakfast, I don’t actually make the time, and I’m not super hungry in the morning. I love having something already made that’s ready for me when the mid-morning hunger finally strikes.
I portion this recipe 2 different ways before I place it in the fridge for our breakfasts. For my husband, I’ll portion out 1 cup of pudding and 1 cup of fruit in pint jars, and for myself I use the 1 cup mason jars with 1/2 cup pudding and 1/2 cup of fruit.Print
- 1 can coconut milk, 13.66 ounces
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, Grade A
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Teaspoon ground cardamom, freshly ground if possible
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 Tablespoons chia seeds, (6 Tablespoons for really thick pudding)
- 1 cup chopped pineapple, oranges, and bananas
- 2 – mason jars, the 1 pint size
- Mix together the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cardamom, and water until fully combined, I used a blender for mine.
- Place 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds in each of the 2 jars.
- Pour the coconut mixture evenly into each jar. Stir to fully mix in the chia seeds and secure the lids on the jars.
- Refrigerate overnight before serving.
- Serve with your choice of chopped fruit.
Also, I like to add more or less salt to taste depending on how much I work out. If you can’t find cardamom, cinnamon is really good too!