Sunrise Chia Pudding


If you haven’t discovered Chia Seeds, I would highly recommend you give them a try! This is my new favorite way of eating them…creamy, healthy, and delicious. I love serving this on the side for breakfast with any kind of fresh fruit. It also makes a great snack. Trust me. I know!

Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and other minerals. Or at least thats what I’ve read. Do your own research if your curious on the health benefits! =) 


This is another one of those things that you need to make the night before, making the morning a whole lot less chaotic.



” Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have…”

“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” 

God’s been speaking contentment to me the last few weeks. And I just haven’t been getting it. Actually to be painfully honest, last night I realized I’ve been resisting it. I’m afraid if I completely let go of my dreams and choose to rest, waiting on Him to open the doors, we’ll be sitting here in the same little house for the next 5 years. But I need to be okay with that.  And I choose to be okay with that. 

Its hard. This thing of letting go and giving dreams to God. I know if its His will, He’ll bring it altogether in His timing and it’ll be so much more beautiful than if I have my hands messed in it.

I’m such a visionary and when I see an opportunity I want to JUMP ON IT, right then and there. I don’t always think through things very well because I’ve already boarded the train. So this thing of patience, and waiting, is a lesson I need to learn. When I think of a truly content person, my mind automatically goes to my mom. She has a spirit of gratefulness and contentment that I wish could have been magically passed down. But I guess its one of those things you have to learn on your own.

I read an incredible blog post yesterday (from called, “Give me gratitude or give me debt.” It spoke right to what I’ve been fighting and the truth cut. If you have the time, its a worthwhile read.

Today I choose JOY! I choose to look at what I have and be not only content but GRATEFUL.

Have a great weekend my friends!

(Disclaimer: this has been a great starter home and I know it could perfectly serve us for many more years! We are so rich compared to many people in the world. This is just the lesson God has been teaching me the last few weeks.)


Sunrise Chia Pudding

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: very easy
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  • 13.5 oz (1 3/4 cup) coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp gentle sweet
  • 1 tbsp honey (opt.)
  • In small bowl, whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hrs. In morning top with fresh fruit! Enjoy!

8 thoughts on “Sunrise Chia Pudding

  1. I love this! I was talking to Carson about different careers he could have when he’s “big”. His first question was, “Which one makes the most money?” I said, “Well, money is not the most important thing because you can’t take it with you when you die!” He said, “Really?” And that immediately changed his whOle perspective. Children can see things so clearly. I love chia seeds too and I finally know how to pronounce them. Ha.

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  2. Such a nice thought, Joy. Your message has encouraged me today. Trusting God with everything is not as easy as it sounds however when we look back and remind ourselves of how faithful He’s been with everything in past, it will help us to surrender to Him 🙂

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  3. I don’t know if this will encourage you or not, but I did not like our little house and hoped we would only live here 2 years. It’s 14 years now. The house is still just as little, although we have done a lot of improvements. But I like my house now. Most of the time. 🙂 I remember when I hit that spot you described. It is so much happier with “perspecticles”. Bless you!


    1. Wow that’s incredible! 😊 Good for you. Yes our perspective makes the world of a difference! We don’t own the house so we haven’t personalized it very much and I can’t believe we’ve already been here 4 1/2 years! When we got married we figured we’d be here a year 😉 Haha! We both feel pretty ready to move on to the next step of our lives but we will make the most of it while we’re here! 😊 Even if it ends up being 14+ years!


  4. You do chill the seeds before hand, right?? 🙂 I made the pudding a couple months ago and it. was. a . flop. 😦 🙂 The recipe didn’t say to chill them, so i just dumped them in… oops!


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