Alkalizing Chia Pudding - by Kate McKay
Somewhere along the line in the last year or two, I've transitioned into a full-fledged "morning person". Which is wild, because I used to loathe mornings. More on that journey here. I mention this because despite enjoying early mornings, it can still feel challenging to intentionally engage in my am routine (lemon water, sun exposure, meditation, skin care, latte) - which I so strongly feel sets a positive, grounded tone for the rest of my day - and have time to prepare a nourishing breakfast before having to dash out. And I know I'm not the only one.
While I would love the luxury of sitting down to enjoy breakfast daily, the reality is that I'm often eating this first meal on-the-go. Most days, that means grabbing a jar of chia pudding that I batch-make at the beginning of each week. It's a true life saver.
On they're own, chia seeds are rich in plant-based proteins and (the good kind of) fatty acids that the body relies on for energy production, mood support, and hormone stabilization. Once soaked, chia seeds expand in size, absorbing the liquid to create a pudding-like texture that, when ingested, provides deep cellular-level hydration and detoxification. Today's recipe elevates and expands upon these already impressive benefits to further alkalize, mineralize, energize, and detoxify the body, using one of my very favorite supplement lines - Elemental Wizdom.
This groovy, high vibration company, based out of Beverly Hills of all places, is serving up some of the most unique, thoughtful, and quality-driven products I have ever tried. Their Metamorphosis Greens Powder is ultra cleansing, alkalizing, and energizing, and has become my go-to product for remineralizing on-the-go. I'm in the habit of adding a scoop to my chia pudding for a deeply nutritious grab-and-go breakfast, so I thought I'd share the simple yet potent recipe here.
ALKALIZING CHIA PUDDING
Makes about 4 servings
- 1/2 cup organic chia seeds
- 2.5 cups unsweetened mylk (almond, coconut, hemp, etc.)
- 2 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup
- 2-4 tsp Metamorphosis Greens Powder
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well for about 2 minutes. Once the mixture appears smooth and well combined, allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
Stir once again, and then place in the refrigerator, stored within an airtight container. Allow to set for at least an hour, and up to 4-5 days.
If needed, more sweetener can be added to taste. Enjoy as is or topped with your favorite fruits and superfoods.
By Kate McCabe