Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Pumpkin Chia Breakfast Pudding Is Nutritious, Delicious

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Pumpkin Chia Breakfast Pudding Is Nutritious, Delicious

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Everyone I know is looking for a quick breakfast that is loaded with healthy ingredients and great taste. A few years ago, when the chia seed became popular for something besides the "Chia Pet," I started to experiment with them.

Chia seeds are tiny little powerhouses of fiber, protein and Omega-3 fatty acids that become swollen and gelatinous when you add them to liquid.

I made lots of different "pudding" concoctions, and my favorite is this Pumpkin Chia Breakfast Pudding. Pumpkin is low in calories and loaded with vitamins and fiber. More importantly, it tastes great, especially with the addition of our much-loved pumpkin spice mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. I make this pudding with hazelnut milk and vanilla Greek yogurt, making it a high-protein dish. If you can't find hazelnut milk, you can use any unsweetened nut milk. The extra yogurt gives the pudding added body so it doesn't taste watery. It's sweetened with maple syrup, the perfect pairing for the pumpkin and spices. …

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