by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Sunday, December 29, 2013
Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding
Definition of resolute: firm, unwavering. It's a "do it, or else" sort of commitment. It's like you're setting yourself up for failure. Are things really meant to be set in stone?
And then there is a goal. Definition of goal: an aim or desired result. It's more of a "work your hardest until you are able to reach it" sort of attitude. It conjures up images of success and hard work.
But my goals for 2014 are simple.
1. Move more.
2. Add more healthy meals to our everyday routine.
Notice how I didn't say I'm running x-amount of miles every day and going on a diet. If I made those resolutions, I would surely fail. Especially since the only reason that I run is if I'm being chased. So, power-walking x-amount of miles every day then...
Plus, YUM. This breakfast pudding is lightly sweet and vanilla-tinged, and I love that you can switch up the fruit with the seasons. Plus, the added crunch and earthiness of toasted almonds adds a satisfying texture component.
Here's to goals in 2014!
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- big pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 cups fruit, like a combination of mandarin orange segments and pomegranate arils (see note at bottom)
- 4 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.