Are you a breakfast person? I totally am. There are more breakfast recipes on my blog than anything else so it’s pretty clear how much I enjoy breakfast. I also enjoy Christmas and since this Tangerine Chocolate Chia Pudding is both Christmas themed and a breakfast, it’s one of my favorites!
I sneak in chia seeds into my breakfast whenever I can or I simply devote the whole breakfast to them and make chia pudding. It’s so good! If you haven’t tried chia pudding yet, you’re seriously missing out.
I already posted a few chia pudding recipes besides this one because I just love them so much. Check them out here:
Work’s been so crazy, you guys. Or sort of. I’m working full-time like a normal person and complaining about it is what it comes down to. It’s just that I was so used to working half time and having most of the week free to work on the blog and now that I work full time I’m struggling to fit it all in. My shifts are either 12-8pm or 9-5pm and yes there’s time in those days for writing blog posts and editing pictures but I’m constantly tired and I know my writing isn’t good when I’m tired and when I literally have to drag myself to the computer to write a post. The perfect example is me right now going on a rant about working full time. Wow, I have to go to work 5 days a week to work — first world problems, right? The thing is, I used to post only one recipe a week so starting a full-time job while managing to post three recipes a week is a struggle. I love it, though!! Don’t think for a second I’m complaining about having to write a blog post. I love sharing recipes and other stuff with you. If I didn’t like it, I could stop immediately but I’d never do that. I was actually thinking the other day about how people go into retirement and that if I were an entrepreneur and run a blog, I don’t know if I could just abandon it at a certain age and sit on my ass all day. I know, I know, ask me when I’m 80, right? I’m sure I’m gonna be a crazy grandma who uses snapchat at the age of 90 and still makes youtube videos for fun lol. What am I even going on about??? It’s the sleepiness talking, you guys. I literally feel like we’re best friends and I’m telling you how my day went today. It’s probably because all conversations are more relaxed and fun after the sun sets (I wanted to say midnight but it’s actually 8:30pm wow I’m such a grandma).
Anywayyyy all that being said, exhausted or not I’m excited to be sharing yet another Christmas themed recipe with you today! What I love about this tangerine chia pudding is that you can make it ahead the night before and just scoop it out into a bowl and top with berries in the morning or eat it straight from the jar on the go. Talk about a quick breakfast! I totally should make this for tomorrow so I don’t have to get up an hour earlier to make myself a bowl of oatmeal. Yes, I actually put aside an hour for oatmeal making and eating because I like to start my day slowly with a filling breakfast and not in a rush. I just enjoy breakfast too much to skip it. Can you relate? If you love breakfast as much as me let’s be best friends and snap each other our delicious pretty breakfasts each morning? Deal? Deal.
I’m all over the place today, aren’t I? Let’s just make some chia pudding so we can get more sleep tomorrow morning. Winning!
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- ¾ cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice (3-4 tangerines)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or sub honey, blackstrap molasses, chopped dates, coconut sugar, or stevia)
- 2 tbsp cacao
- ¼ tsp vanilla powder (or sub ½ tsp vanilla extract)
- ¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)
- To serve: tangerine, berries, nuts seeds, dried fruit
- Prepare two medium-sized bowls.
- In the first one, mix all the ingredients for the tangerine pudding and in the other all the ingredients for the chocolate pudding.
- Leave them to soak for at least 20 minutes or overnight. Stir once or twice in the beginning (after a few minutes) to avoid clumps.
- Serve in a jar or a bowl topped with more tangerine, berries, or any other toppings of choice.