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    What the heck do we eat for breakfast? We’re always on the hunt for recipes to add to our morning meal rotation. This chia seed pudding recipe with a few smart nutritional boosts comes from functional medicine pro Dr. Mark Hyman. This recipe is just one of the faves we’ve pulled from his useful new book: Food: What the Heck Should I Cook?

    Here’s an easy breakfast (yes, chia seed pudding) to prepare the night before, so you can grab it on your way out the door on a busy morning. Chia seeds are abundant in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, while strawberries provide loads of vitamin C and antioxidants. Collagen powder is a great way to add extra protein to any recipe—it helps repair connective tissue, support the immune system and enhance nutrient absorption, among other benefits.

    Strawberry-Vanilla Chia Pudding
    Serves 1


    2 Tbsp macadamia nuts
    1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
    ¾ cup canned coconut milk, light unsweetened
    1 scoop (about 1 Tbsp) collagen powder
    2 Tbsp chia seeds
    1 tsp raw honey

    1 tsp vanilla extract
    ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
    1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
    pinch of sea salt
    grated zest of ½ lemon


    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place macadamia nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and toast for 5 to 7 minutes, until fragrant and slightly golden.

    Combine ¾ cup of the strawberries, the coconut milk, collagen powder, chia seeds, honey (if using), vanilla and cinnamon in a small food processor and blend until smooth. Cover the pudding and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight) to set.

    Combine the toasted macadamia nuts, shredded coconut and sea salt in a small food processor and pulse a few times, until crumbly. Garnish the chia pudding with the remaining ¼ cup chopped strawberries, the macadamia crumble and lemon zest.

    From our friends


    1. What collagen powder do you recommend?

      Tatiana | 01.21.2020 | Reply
    2. Please correct your print function- impossible to print just the recipe!

      Susan Iseman | 01.24.2020 | Reply
    3. I love Anima Mundi Plant-Based Collagen Booster-it helps your body produce its own collagen naturally instead of containing the body parts of dead animals.

      Kristen Joy | 01.24.2020 | Reply
    4. i’m so damn glad i went on a hunt for macadamia – – because that nut crumble on the top was so friggin delicious. that and the lemon zest added such a perfect combo of zing and creaminess.

      liz | 01.30.2021 | Reply

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