Breakfast. Do you take the time – to have a morning break – to eat healthy, good brain/body food?
Many people do not eat anything in the morning. I eat mostly the same. Some veggies + eggs every day, all year! Proteins, fibres, healthy – but I need some variation!
On my way of searching for colorful E A S Y + oh so yummi recipies which gives me 100% energy in the most healthy way, for hours – I found this berry berry chia breakfast (here topped with glutenfree granola). So perfect for breakfasts, dessert or as a snack before/after workout.
It’s a dessert for breakfast! And it helps your body perform and your mind stay focused all morning. I like!
1 pinch vanilla, 150 g berries (I used raspberries. Or your choice, fresh or thawed frozen), 5 tbsp chia seeds, 250 ml coconut milk / normal fat pct. (or add any other plant milk). If you want to: add some fine pinches of orange peal and 5 tbsp fresh orangejuice (from one organic orange, not a carton!). For toppings: freestyle look for inspiration below.
Mash berries (with a fork). Add the rest of the ingredients and mix by hand. PAUSE: Let it soak while you shower … for aprox 15-25 min. or overnight in the fridge.
Top with glutenfree Granola + one tbsp. nutty butter (I prefer peanut butter) and one tbsp coconut, desiccated (unsweetened) or …
TOPPINGS of your choice: some banana slices, fresh berries, kiwi slices, roasted pumpkin seeds, add mint leaves for the taste and extra color. Or whatever fruity crunchy toppings you prefer. Don’t overdue the topping which is not ment as: half chia breakfast and half topping. That isn’t the healthy combination. Just A Crunchy Yummi Top! (For measure inspiration look at the above first picture ;o)
You can let it soak overnight. It becomes a bit “too cold” and a little stif, for my taste … but many likes it like that, try it! And leave it outside the fridge for “a-shower-aprox-20 min.-time” before serving – at a higher temp. the coconut milk + the berries, will get a more round and tastefull flavour and a bit more creamy texture.
Not sweet enough: add two medium size dates and blend them in the plant milk before you mix all up, or you can add one tbsp.squeeze of Yacon syrup on the top before serving.
I always eat veggies for breakfast. On the side or in my dishes. But this high protein berry chia breakfast with the healthy fats from the coconut makes me going on for hours, no place for veggies. I have them with me on the side. BUT you can actually add fine grated carrots (oh yes!) in the mixture with the berries. Let it soak in with all the ingredients. In this case I would definitely choose raspberries which I find suit the sweet carrot flavour very well.
HEY, WHAT ABOUT THE GLUTENFREE SEED, NUTTY GRANOLA?
I’ll let you know soon in a future post.
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