Are you a lover of Thin Mint Cookies? Or, do you enjoy the refreshing taste of mint chocolate chip? Then, you will absolutely love my Thin Mint Chia Seed Pudding. This is Keto, Paleo, gluten and dairy free. Enjoy!
I love making this or any of my overnight chia seed recipes for an easy breakfast. I simply meal prep this on a Sunday, and multiply the recipe for however many upcoming days I need it for. This overnight recipe takes the guess work out of what you will serve for breakfast, and it sets itself. Just dump the ingredients into a bowl, whisk, and then it does it’s magic as it sits in the refrigerator. Breakfast doesn’t get any easier than that!
As I have mentioned before, I opt for a chocolate protein powder that has a collagen complex to it. I use Ancient Nutrition or Primal Kitchen chocolate collagen blends, which you can find in my “Shop” section, Amazon, or at your local Whole Foods store. Chia seeds are an amazing superfood that is rich in fiber, healthy fat, protein, calcium and manganese. Chia seeds also pack a punch with omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. All-in-all this dish is a well balanced breakfast that will keep you fueled throughout your morning and ready to tackle to day ahead. Enjoy!
I love making fun breakfast options for my family. Let’s be honest, we eat with our eyes. I created my Yogurt & Granola Breakfast Cups recipe as a fun way to serve up breakfast or a healthy snack to myself and kiddos. You can mix and match different flavors and toppings any way you like. This recipe is gluten free, and Paleo friendly.
As I have mentioned before, breakfast is my favorite meal. Breakfast sets such a good tone for your day, and if you plan it right it can be something pretty special. I love getting creative for breakfast, because you can go savory or sweet. I typically go sweet to be honest. For this recipe I used my Paleo Granola Cup recipe as a little dish to hold my toppings.
To keep this Paleo friendly I used almond butter for the PB & Cacao version and I used dairy free yogurt. For the cacao nibs I use Navitas brand. I use the unsweetened version, because I enjoy the raw cacao flavor, but whatever floats your boat. The yogurt I typically use is Forager Project’s vanilla bean yogurt and GT’s CoCoYo vanilla coconut yogurt. Both of these can be found at your local Whole Foods.
Another yogurt bowl I make with the yogurt cups is Banana & Date. Dates are an excellent source of fiber, and bananas are packed with nutrients as well. I love the element of the pure vanilla extract. Of course, I had to make a PB & J version. For Paleo opt for an almond butter, which is what I used. My kids always go for the peanut butter or sunflower butter for this one. Whatever works for you is best. For the jelly I used my Mixed Berry Chia Jam, which is out of this world. So simple to make, and packed with antioxidants.
My absolute favorite version of the Yogurt & Granola Breakfast Cups is my Key Lime Pie Bowl. I love citrus and anything key lime. For the base I used GT’s CoCoYo vanilla coconut yogurt, and I blended in lime juice, vanilla extract, and unsweetened shredded coconut. I garnished it with lime zest, hemp hearts, additional coconut, and cacao nibs. You see what I mean, the sky is the limit with this recipe. I hope you have fun mixing and matching different toppings and flavor combinations. This is a fun interactive breakfast you can get your family involved in, and it never gets old with the more flavors and toppings you add! Enjoy!