What a festive breakfast this turned out to be, chia breakfast topped with raspberries, blackberries and oven roasted almond pulp. Oh yeah, I love it!
But chia seeds, what are they actually? It is a small seed that comes from the salvia hespanica, a plant from the mint family. It originates from Mexico and Guatemala.
In it’s black version the seeds looks a lot like poppyseed. It contains a lot of important nutrients, which justify that it is often called a super food.
What I love about it is that it is so versatile. You can use and prepare it in so many different ways: in your nut-bread or seed crackers, granola, yoghurt or smoothie and today as a delicious chia breakfast. A very simple dish to prepare. You make it in the evening and the next morning a delicious and nutritious chia breakfast is waiting for you in the fridge. That is what I call taking good care of yourself!
Now back to the nutrients, chia seeds are very rich in anti oxidants, proteins and dietary fiber. On top of that it is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, calcium and iron. And it does not contain any sugar at all!
The amount of dietary fiber in chia seeds is very high, due to which is has a positive impact on the digestion and gut-health.
Besides that it is very tasty, so I would say, make yourself this chia breakfast quickly. You are assured to find a treat in your fridge tomorrow morning!
chia breakfast pudding with almond milk, coconut milk, vanilla and honey
- 25 gr chia seeds
- 100 ml almond milk unsweetened
- 25 ml coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp honey
mix all the ingredients together. stir for a few minutes until the pudding starts to thicken and a little jelly layer forms around the chia seeds
store in your fridge preferable overnight
top with whatever you like or sits in your fridge. I have used slices of fresh fig, raspberries, blackberries and oven roasted almond pulp with cinnamon and ginger