Recipe: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

I’ve seen this recipe floating around Pinterest, and last night, I mixed it up to try it out for today’s breakfast!

Chia seeds are a pretty popular superfood, and with lots of fiber to help keep you full, they’re a great addition to add to your breakfast if you’re trying to drop some pounds! They’ve also got a good amount of protein – around 4.4 grams of protein for every 24 grams (about 2 tablespoons). This recipe weighs in at about 331 calories, so not too bad for a breakfast that’ll definitely keep you full for a few hours!

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
12 ounces (1 1/2 cup) of unsweetened Almond Breeze chocolate almond milk
4 tablespoons of chia seeds
1/4 tsp PB2
1/4 tsp raw cacao powder
zero calorie sweetener (optional)

Measure out the almond milk in a mason jar (you’ll get points for being oh-so-hip right now). Add dry ingredients.

Close the mason jar and SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE SENORA! Hit that link, dance and shake that jar for the full 3 minutes and 40 seconds, or until the dry powder seems to be mixed with the almond milk. Pop that bad boy in the fridge and let it sit overnight. In the a.m., add in a zero cal sweetener such as Smokey Mountain Sweetener, and enjoy your chocolate-peanut buttery goodness.

Side note about PB2 – way better option for getting your PB fix – without all those calories! PB2 comes in regular and chocolate-pb flavors and has only 45 calories for 2 tablespoons, as opposed to peanut butter, which has at LEAST 190 calories for 2 tablespoons. What is it, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you what it ISN’T: full of preservatives and garbage! PB2 is basically ground up peanuts; more specifically, PB2 consists of roasted peanuts, sugar and salt. That’s it. I’d love if it was straight ground up peanuts without the sugar and salt, but what can ya do. Anyhoo, order that shit from Amazon, save yourself some dinero and use it in your chia puddin’, smoothies, on your Yonanas (OH YES, THERE WILL BE A YONANAS POST SOON!), or Google recipes using PB2 for some low-cal peanut butter heaven. 

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Instead of eating this for breakfast at 7am when I usually eat, I waited until my “lunch break” at 10:30 am and it kept me really full until about 3! 

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