I know, I know its the easiest breakfast to make and so damn good for you but I have just never gotten around to attempting it myself – Chia Pudding!
I quit coffee for a month in January (maybe i’ll make a post about why… ) and discovered a deep love of chai. I already was a fan of dandelion root lattes and then at my local whole foods shop i found a blend of both ! The best thing ever – Im now obsessed with dandelion chai tea! And felt inspired to turn it into a creamy chia pudding! An amazing grounding breakfast!
I’ve loved dandelion root for ages because it is very much loved by your spleen! In western medicine the spleen has been overlooked and under appreciated. And funnily enough according Traditional Chinese Medicine if you have a deficiency in your spleen qi you are more likely to feel self doubt! No wonder. The spleen is an integral part of the lymphatic system governing the cleansing and movement of blood through the body. A healthy spleen will help you to trust yourself, reduce anxiety and excessive rumination of thoughts. As dandelion roots are strong and unyielding they are a natural way to feel relaxed and at ease within your body. So by nourishing with this Dandelion Chia Pudding in the morning, you’re more likely to feel open to life limitless possibilities and grounded in your hearts truth.
1 & 1/4 cups coconut milk – I actually used cocoquench which is a thin coconut milk/rice milk blend – its great! You could also use thick coconut milk and add water.
1/2 cup Chia Seeds
2.5 TBSP Coconut Cream
1 TBSP Dandelion Chai
1 TBSP Hemp Seeds (optional)
1 TBSP Cacao Nibs (optional)
1 tsp Agave Nectar (or preferred sweeter)
1/4 tsp Vanilla
Heat milk & chai together in a saucepan and allow the tea to infuse for at least 10 minutes.
Then stir in all the other ingredients, and place in fridge to set over night!
I topped mine with strawberries, pecans, peptia & hemp seeds !