[Overnight] Eggnog Chia Seed Pudding

If you’re like me you are a FAN of eggnog. I absolutely love it and I’m so sad that I spent a period of my life restricting it because I was worried about the fat and calories. Now, if I want some I enjoy it! This season in particular, I’ve been experimenting with it in my cooking and baking so I thought I’d share!

Also, friends, it’s almost the end of 2022 and I have something new that has launched! Not only am I six (yes, six!) months into podcasting…I’ve launched a new format to my podcasts! Twice a month (or hopefully more!) I’ll be sharing a podcast that is also a cooking demo. You can listen along for tips, cooking methods, jokes and intuitive skills as I cook.

Care to start watching now? Check out my Youtube channel / Intuitive Kitchen debut video below!

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Click here to listen on Apple or here for Spotify. My apologies as I know this audio will have one or two loud clangs from a little mishap I had with a measuring cup and a microphone 😅 . I’ll be working on it! Suggestions are welcome!

Okay so you’re likely also here because you really want the recipe. Let’s get that to you now!

[Overnight] Eggnog Chia Seed Pudding

Course Breakfast, Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 cup eggnog use any kind you prefer
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup oats (uncooked) any kind
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a jar, cup, plastic container or coffee mug! Cover and refrigerate over night. Enjoy!

What’s the deal with chia seeds?

Chia seeds are itty-bitty ways to add quality fats and fiber into your meals. They do need liquid in order to be better digested! If you’ve never had them, they swell up about three times their sizes and become a bit jelly like. Now, if you’re not into two full tablespoons for this recipe, use more oats and sprinkle just a few in. It’s a simple and effective way to make your morning more nutritious.

Before you ask, “I never eat breakfast so why would I start?” Let me try to convince you otherwise. Your body fasts while you’re sleeping and your metabolism (I think of it like a bonfire) is hot coals waiting for fuel in the morning. Starving the fire and denying it fuel causes the coals to continue burning but more slowly. You may get aggressively hungry later on or even find yourself overeating or struggling at night time with eating because that fire is begging for fuel.

Eating a breakfast is also really important for blood sugar balance and management. We all hear about and know that blood sugar management is important. Starting your day with this recipe which has a blend of carbohydrates, fat, and a little protein too will provide energy while balancing blood sugar to start your day.

Don’t like eggnog?

That’s okay! While I love it, it’s not for everyone. You certainly can sub in any milk you prefer but for flavor purposes, you may need some extra add ins like fruit, nuts, maple syrup, more seasonings or seeds.

Let me know in the comments if you’re an eggnog fan or not! If you’re working on reclaiming foods in the kitchen, is eggnog one of those foods for you? Drop any questions below!

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