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Muesli Chia Pudding Recipe

I've made a fair share of chia puddings in my lifetime...just kidding, I really just started making and experimenting with chia pudding a few months back when I made this AMAZING Banana Nut Chia Seed Pudding. Nevertheless, a new chia pudding has arrived and it's bomb.com.

As many of you know, I've been eating a Paleo based diet recently and have been loving it. So, whenever I stumble upon anything Paleo in the grocery store, you know I have to test it out. Which leads me to my new found obsession, Bob's Red Mill Paleo Style Muesli. This stuff is grain-free (obvi) and has all the goods I love like coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit, almonds, cashews, etc. Best part? No sugar added! Because you know, a lot of food companies love to sneak in sugar wherever they can (read your ingredients people)!

Back to the recipe - I really wanted to make chia pudding for breakfast the following day but my only problem was that I didn't really have anything like bananas or dates to sweeten the pudding with. So I figured, why not just soak some muesli overnight in the pudding? That way, I'd get some sweetness with the coconut flakes and dried fruit, genius. I also added in some carob powder (a cocoa powder replacement) to get a little chocolate-y flavor because who doesn't love chocolate? No one.

I typically try to get in at LEAST 20 grams of protein at each meal so I like to add Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides into my chia pudding. I buy the unflavored peptides and truly cannot taste them in any recipe I use them in! Not only do the peptides have 18g of protein in each serving, but there are so many benefits to adding collagen protein in your diet (skin health, joint health, etc)! I've talked about it previously here.

Lastly, I absolutely love Califia Farms almond milks because they're carrageenan free and use really great ingredients with no sneaky added sugars. I usually buy the Toasted Coconut flavor (SO GOOD) but it was sold out at my local Target this past week and had to go with the unsweetened vanilla time (I was very sad about this you guys). Regardless, it still made for some good chia pudding.

Ingredients:

- 1/4 cup chia seeds

- 1 cup almond milk

- 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Paleo Muesli

- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

- 1 tsp Carob Powder

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients together and stir really well to avoid any clumps of chia seeds. Leave them overnight in a sealed container (I prefer to use a mason jar). Top them with some more muesli the next day or any other toppings of choice and enjoy!

xx,

Erin

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