The Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast a Yoga Instructor Eats Every Week

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When you work out a lot, properly fueling your body is a must. There's no way you'll be able to power through those workouts like a champ if you're slacking on your meals. One person who especially needs all those nutrients is yoga instructor Blair Flynn—it's how she keeps her energy up with a busy studio schedule. And there's one healthy breakfast in particular you'll find her eating on the regular that always helps her feel her best.

Whenever Flynn is in need of an easy and nutritious breakfast, she reaches for some chia seed pudding. Not just any chia seed pudding, though—a golden milk version that's loaded with plant-based protein and anti-inflammatory properties. Two things that are pretty hard to beat when it comes to your breakfast.

"I love making these simple chia puddings for the week ahead. They're quick and fun to put together, full of protein and fiber, and you can constantly change up the flavor by adding in any fruit or toppings so you'll never get bored," she says. "They make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast any day of the week, keeping me feeling energized, full, and satisfied—especially on busy days when I'm teaching all morning."

The golden milk pudding recipe is dairy-free and has a short ingredients list. All you need is plant-based milk—she recommends almond or cashew milk—rolled oats, chia seeds, flaxseeds, cinnamon, maple syrup for sweetness, and turmeric for the anti-inflammatory benefits. After giving it a good shake and putting in the fridge, it will be ready to eat by the time you wake up.

To start your day with a breakfast that will energize you for hours—and fight off inflammation like a champ!—try Flynn's healthy recipe below.


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Golden milk pudding recipe

1.5 cups almond or cashew milk
3 tbsp rolled oats
3 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
dash of cinnamon
1/2 tbsp ground turmeric
1 to 2 tbsp maple syrup

1. Shake it all up and let it sit overnight.
2. Top with bananas, nut butter, and some extra chia seeds.

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