Pinole Chia Pudding
Overnight pinole chia pudding packs in so many nutrients in one tiny cup. For example, one cup contains 12 grams of fiber, 14 grams of protein, and 18 grams of net carbs. Topped with berries and you have a truly nutrient breakfast or snack. This recipe for Pinole chia pudding is vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free. Finally, it can be made overnight. As a result, even those of us who are not morning people can look forward to a delicious and nutritious breakfast every morning!
What is pinole?
Pinole is an ancient superfood used by indigenous groups from northern Mexico. It is derived from corn. Therefore, it is a whole grain, that happens to be gluten free as well. An excellent source of protein and carbs, it makes for fantastic fuel. From elite athletes to busy moms or growing children, any and everybody can benefit from pinole! I buy my pinole here.
What is chia?
Also from Mexico, chia is a type of seed. Similar to flax or hemp seeds. Chia seeds are a rich superfood. For instance, they are rich in protein, fiber, and omegas. Omegas are a healthy fat that play a vital role in our brain health. You can learn more about the benefits of chia seeds here.
Great for busy mornings
I am a cookbook author, food writer, and content creator. However, I am also a (busy) mother. Before everything else, I am a mom. As a busy mom, I value efficiency. For example, I wake up almost every day at 5 am so I can enjoy my morning coffee, some breakfast, a workout, and a shower, all before my son wakes up at 8. Most mornings, I find myself thinking, what can I throw together for a quick and nutritious breakfast for myself? I do like smoothies. But, the blender can be quite loud so early in the morning. Lately, my go-to breakfast has been pinole chia pudding. It’s nutrient-dense and delicious. The best part is that I can make it the night before after my son goes to sleep. The next morning, I wake up and breakfast is served!
I love that I can essentially set it and forget it! The next morning, I pour it into a bowl. From there, I top it with some berries, shredded coconuts, and sliced almonds. Easy!
How to make pinole chia pudding
With just 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, 3 tablespoons of Pinole, and a cup of almond milk, I have a complete meal. Topped with some fresh berries, and it’s delicious and nutritious.
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Pinole Chia Pudding
- 1 mason jar with a lid
Chia Pudding Base
- 3 tbsp Protein Pinole
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup plant-based milk such as almond milk
Chia Pudding Toppings
- 1/2 cup berries of your choice
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 tips sliced almonds
- Add chia seeds, pinole protein, and plant-based milk to a mason jar. Stir well and cover with a lid. Now, shake well. Refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning, pour chia pudding into a bowl. Top with berries, coconut shavings, and sliced almonds. Enjoy!