If your mornings are harried, this make-ahead berry good pudding is your ticket to enjoying a lightning-fast meal without sacrificing sound nutrition. When soaked in liquid, the chia forms a gel and provides a pudding-like texture.
Granola is a delicious, crunchy breakfast option. But some contain alarming amounts of added sugar. Generally, you’re looking for one that delivers no more than 10 g of sugar per 1/2 cup (125 mL) serving, ideally mostly from dried fruits, and has at least 3 g of dietary fibre.
1/4 cup (60 mL) milk or plain nondairy milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) plain Greek yogurt
2/3 cup (160 mL) fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries, plus more for topping
1 Tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) almond extract
Pinch of salt (optional)
2 Tbsp (30 mL) chia seeds
1/3 cup (80 mL) low-sugar granola
1 Tbsp (15 mL) coconut flakes
Place milk, yogurt, blueberries, maple syrup, cinnamon, almond extract, and salt (if using) in blender and blend until smooth. Place mixture in wide-mouth jar, add chia seeds, and stir to combine. Top with granola, coconut flakes, and fresh blueberries. Seal shut again and chill overnight.