Looking for a way to make that boring bowl of oatmeal a little more special? Or maybe you’re looking for breakfast ideas for a plant based diet, but you’re tired of seeing smoothies everywhere! (Let’s face it – sometimes its really nice to have something warm & hearty for breakfast!) If that is the case, then try out our Coconut Quinoa Oat Bowl! Its an easy plant based breakfast that is chock full of healthy plant based protein and fiber!
Sometimes it can be hard to find healthy plant-based replacements for the things we used to love as kids. For me, its ice cream (you might’ve noticed I have a lot of nice cream recipes around here!)
One thing I used to love getting was a Wendy’s Frosty. And I’d stick those greasy salty french fries in it! Disgusting when I think about it now, but I absolutely loved it as a kid! I was pretty much a fan of any cheap soft serve style ice cream.
Anyway, when I recently figured out the trick to getting that same kind of consistency in a smoothie – I was gung-ho to figure out how to make my own dairy-free ‘frosty’! Want to know the secret? ICE CUBES!
Since you guys just loved my previous Chia Pudding Recipes, I thought I would include another one: this Strawberry Banana Nice Cream Breakfast Jar! The colors, presentation, and taste of this breakfast jar are all absolutely INCREDIBLE!
Now, I am a huge fan of making a big batch of Chia Seed Pudding at the beginning of the week for breakfasts. (It’s the perfect plant-based breakfast meal-prep food staple), so its always nice when you can come up with ways to customize your jars in the morning, so you aren’t stuck with eating the same flavor of chia pudding each day. This would also be perfect for a Saturday morning, if you have any left over! Or as a healthy dessert option during the week when you want something sweet.
Ever tried chia seed pudding for breakfast? If you haven’t yet, hop on over to our basic How to Make Chia Seed Puddingpost to learn more! Once you check that out, you’ll be on your way to meal-prepping all kinds of fantastic chia seed pudding breakfast jars for the week!
The best part about chia seed pudding is that it is incredibly versatile. Just how tofu soaks up any flavoring and seasonings you cook it with, so dochia seeds! They are like, the blank slate of breakfast foods (like oats!) and have a lot of options. So, you can make a large batch at the beginning of the week as a part of your meal-prep, and then in the morning scoop some into a jar with fruit, nuts, and toppings, and you’ve got yourself an incredibly healthy plant-based breakfast full of healthy fats, protein, and lots of fiber.
What is chia seed pudding?
Chia seed pudding is simply a mixture of chia seeds and milk (preferably, non-dairy), that is allowed to sit at least six hours in the refrigerator. This soaking method allows the chia seeds to soak up the liquid and create a pudding.
Chia seed pudding is a fantastic make-ahead breakfast or snack. It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, and easily keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week. For this reason, it is perfect for meal-prepping! It just comes down to getting the right proportion, mixing it thoroughly, and letting it refrigerate! Then you can add in whatever flavors you want to customize it.
Alright guys, this is my ABSOLUTE favorite high protein plant based smoothie recipe. This is my go-to for mornings before work where I need something quick and super filling.
The other benefit to this high protein plant based smoothie is that once you grab a bag of each of the ingredients, all you need on hand is a banana & some plant-based milk (which are staples for me every grocery trip). My go-to is almond milk, but you could go with soy, cashew, hemp, oat, hazelnut… I could go on and on (but that’s for another post!) So while buying a bag of hemp protein might cost $20 initially, you’re looking at 45 servings, which roughly equates to .44 cents per serving of 11g of protein! (This smoothie is also my go-to when I don’t have much on hand, but I still have my staples).