Overnight puddings are so simple and really a great weekday morning breakfast. You don’t have to do anything in the morning, just grab a pudding out of the fridge and enjoy. Really it is that simple.
Overnight chia oat puddings work by absorbing the liquid, in this case yogurt and a bit of milk. Each the chia seeds and rolled oats have the ability to expand. They expand by taking in liquid. I wanted to make this overnight chia oat yogurt pudding healthy, uber healthy. There are no added sugars, just honey and fresh fruit. By adding yogurt as the main “liquid” gives you a boost of protein and probiotics. Making this a hearty breakfast.
Chia seeds are a tiny seed that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Having this breakfast 2-3 days a week will help boost your healthy fats. It can help to reduce internal inflammation, overtime help to improve brain health, and also help to loose weight. Chia seeds are dense in calories, but you don’t need much. Chia seeds absorb the liquid they are in so they actually expand your stomach making you feel fuller for longer without eating more.
Rolled oats I added for fiber. Fiber of course is a great way to help keep you feeling fuller longer and not have that mid-morning hunger. Skip the mid-morning snack and have yourself a heartier breakfast.
Meal prep this pudding and don’t worry about having to prepare a breakfast. Meal prepping breakfast can be a serious time savor and also it makes sure you eat breakfast. Breakfast is one of those meals that we seem to forget or not eat a wholesome meal. It happens, but if you meal prep this pudding we are sure to have a healthy hearty breakfast to start out day.
You can swap the honey for maple syrup or agave nectar. Also you can add whatever fruit you desire. I recommend adding the fruit the morning of.
Overnight Chia Oat Yogurt Pudding
- 1 TBLS Chia Seeds
- 1/4 cup Rolled Oats or Gluten Free Rolled Oats
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 TBLS Honey
- 1/3 cup Whole Milk Yogurt
- 3 TBLS Milk or Nut Milk
Fresh Fruit For Garnish
- 1. In an airtight container or mason jar add all the ingredients except the fresh fruit. Gently stir everything together. Make sure that the chia seeds are mixed in well and not along the sides of the container. 2. Place the pudding in the fridge overnight. Serve with fresh fruit and enjoy!