Aaaand we're back to Baobab.
If you've been following my recipes for the last couple of months, you know I've been adding Baobab to my breakfast a lot. I don't actually know why I'm so obsessed with Baobab all of sudden but it's happening, my friends, so let's make some baobab orange pudding to celebrate my love for Baobab.
I've said Baobab way too many times in the last three sentences. It's just a funny word to say. B-a-o-b-a-b.
Anyways, if you haven't checked out the other Baobab recipes I posted, you definitely should because (this should go without saying but I'll still go ahead and say it) I think they're pretty darn delicious. There's the Tangy Baobab Sunshine Smoothie and the Baobab Mango Green Smoothie but there's also this Top 10 Superfoods to Add to Your Diet post I wrote a while back where I mention the benefits of Baobab and what it actually is.
There's a yellow/happy/summer color theme with my Baobab recipes and this chia pudding is no exception. Granted, it isn't exactly bright yellow or green but it's slightly orange from the orange juice and all light and elegant looking from the almond milk and while is definitely a summer color in my opinion. Plus, the toppings totally brighten the pudding up!
It's so light and creamy and delicious I wish I had some of it right now. It's actually 11pm right now and I'm trying hard to avoid eating at night so no chia pudding for me right now. You can make it for breakfast tomorrow, though! Simply put everything in a mason jar in the evening and your breakfast will be ready for you in the morning — that's what I should do anyways. The reason why I'm writing this now is that I'll be at work all day tomorrow. I'm actually getting up pretty early so a chia pudding or overnight oats sound like a really great idea! There's nothing better than when your breakfast is already ready for you when you wake up, right?
You can top this chia pudding with anything you like. I chose blueberries, goji berries, hemp seeds, strawberries, and some kiwi. It's actually my first time cutting it like that and I'm pretty proud of myself, though I know a kiwi rose would be more impressive but c'mon, look how cute it is!
- 6 tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ cup rolled or steel cup oats
- 2 tsp baobab powder
- ½ tsp vanilla powder (or sub 1tsp vanilla extract)
- 1 tsp camu camu powder (optional)
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (1 orange)
- 1-2 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
- to serve: kiwi, berries, cherries, almond butter, cacao nibs, goji berries, hemp seeds, etc.)
- Add all the dry ingredients into a mason jar and mix with a spoon.
- Pour in the almond milk, orange juice, and maple syrup and stir well until everything is well incorporated.
- Cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, divide the mixture between two bowls, add a splash of almond milk to each along with your toppings of choice and enjoy!
You can switch things up by adding 1 cup orange juice and ½ cup almond milk instead of the other way around.