Citrus rules the produce aisle in the winter in my opinion. One citrus fruit I am totally crushing on of late is the blood orange. We actually found mini blood oranges at Trader Joe’s a couple of weeks ago and I found them to be a fun addition to my lunch during the week.
The ruby red color of blood oranges comes from a higher amount of anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant. In fact, several observational studies have found that those with higher intakes of foods high in anthocyanins have lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Combine that with the heart healthy fiber and omega 3 fatty acids from the chia seeds and you have a breakfast that not only tastes great but also protects your heart. (Perfect for February which happens to be American Heart Health Month.)
Love chia pudding? Here are some of my other favorite recipes: chocolate chia seed pudding, mango chia pudding, strawberry rhubarb chia pudding, blueberry acai chia pudding.
Mix up this blood orange chia seed pudding in the evening and store in a mason jar overnight for a breakfast that you can take with you on-the-go. I find it to be perfect for busy mornings during the work week. The protein and fiber from the chia seeds will help keep you full until lunch time.
Typically, I’ll top mine with a dollop of yogurt, some orange sections, and hemp seeds. However, to keep it vegan, try topping with a dash of coconut milk.
More Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love
- Vegan JUST Egg Quiche
- Vegan Breakfast Burritos with Tofu Scramble
- Chai Oatmeal
- Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Mango Turmeric Smoothie
Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 blood orange peeled
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 inch piece peeled fresh ginger
- 1/4 cup oats
- 2 tablespoons chia
- Place peeled orange, almond milk, ginger, and oats into a blender. Puree until smooth.
- Stir in chia seeds and place in a sealed container overnight.
- Serve with yogurt, a dash of coconut milk, hemp seeds, and blood orange sections.
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Comments & Reviews
It looks delicious and beautiful, unfortunately in my place there is no blood orange. T_T
Rebecca @BeTrulyNourished says
Gorgeous! Wish I could grab it out from my computer!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Blood Oranges are so pretty!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Blood orange chia pudding! What a wonderful flavor combination!
Looks unreal gorgeous and delicious!
Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite says
Wow what a beautiful breakfast! Love all the health benefits too 🙂