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Creamy Chia Pudding, tastes like dessert, but can be eaten for breakfast, and dairy free!
You may remember from my Tapioca Pudding post, that I recently found out I had a slight intolerance to dairy. It seems like the more I eat of it, the worse it gets. So I have been slowly finding ways to take some of my favorite foods and make them dairy free.
I want to share 3 of my breakfast ideas that are tasty, easy and quick, even on those busy (normal) mornings, and are dairy free.
Smoothie Packets, Yogurt Parfaits, and Chia Breakfast Pudding!
To make these three breakfast options dairy free I used Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative. It is smooth and creamy like a dairy yogurt, but has plant-powered nutrition. It has 6 grams of protein per serving, no artificial flavors or colors, is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, and pretty great for breakfast.
And because it is as smooth and creamy as you’d want without the dairy, cholesterol, or artificial flavors, I feel good about using it in my breakfasts. It is also gluten-free!
These are pretty simple. Basically take a plastic bag, and put your fruit in it, along with the Silk Yogurt, and then put it in the freezer. Then, all you have to do the morning of is throw it in a blender with the liquid of your choice and blend. No need to get 15 different things out of the freezer, or hope you have what you need on hand.
My favorite smoothie packet right now consists of 1 container of Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative in Mango, half a banana, ½ cup of frozen pineapple, and ½ cup of frozen mangos. When I make it I add some coconut milk and blend!
My older daughter is a big fan of parfaits. She would eat them daily, so I try to keep berries and granola on hand for her. The lactose issue usually means I skip this particular easy breakfast option, but no longer! I just layer my fruit and granola with Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative! For this one I used fresh berries and the Strawberry yogurt, and I skipped the granola.
Chia Breakfast Pudding
Oh chia! Ch-cha-cha-chia! You guys, I love this stuff. It is so easy to use. It takes on the flavor you add to it. And it is like really good for you. It does have a weird texture, so you may hate it. But I find it awesome. In fact, I post about it alot:
- Coconut Cream Pie Chia Pudding
- Breakfast Chia Yogurt Breakfast Parfait
- 5 minute Chia Strawberry Jam
- Chia Smoothie
- Pina Colada Chia Pudding
Chia can be found at a lot of grocery stores now, but you can also just order it on Amazon, which I love!
The great thing about this pudding is I can make it in advance. Which means I can throw it together at night and enjoy it the next day, or a few days later. Or I can make it that morning and wait 5-10 minutes. Either way it is pretty quick.
Strawberries 'n Cream Chia Breakfast Pudding
- 1 5.3 ounce cup Silk Dairy Free Strawberry Yogurt
- 2 Tbs Chia Seeds
- 1/3 cup soy milk
- 1-2 strawberries sliced
- Mix yogurt, chia, and soy milk together.
- Stir in fresh cut strawberries
- Put in container in fridge and allow at least 5-10 minutes for the chia to absorb the liquid. Overnight is best to allow the chia to gain maximum size, and for the flavors to meld.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
I really enjoy yogurt, so I also keep some on hand for those mornings I just want a container and a spoon. It is nice that I was able to find a dairy-free version that I liked, and that is carrageenan-free, vegetarian, low in saturated fat, gluten free, and an excellent source of plant protein, calcium, and vitamin D.