Breakfast time is so important to re-fuel your system and research has shown that breakfast can make you healthier (depending on what you have of course!) and happier. Starting the day with a healthy breakfast gives you the fuel you need to keep you going until lunch time while stabilising your blood sugar levels, making it less likely you will snack between breakfast and lunch.
The beauty of this breakfast is that you can put it together the night before to be ready to eat in the morning, making it a fuss free way to start the day. If you do decide to make it the night before just add a little more coconut milk as the chia seeds will soak up every bit of liquid, making them ideal to thicken.
About Chia Seeds
Chia is a high source of Omega 3 ALA which also contain fibre and protein as well as being rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The chia seeds come in white and dark seeds and for this recipe I used mainly the white seeds. The seeds themselves don’t have much of a taste and when you add to liquids they absorb them so well.
Chia seeds are very versatile when it comes to how you eat them, you can add them to liquid for them to absorb the flavours as I have done, or to yogurt, porridge or simply add to a salad boosting your daily nutrition and with the combination of fibre and protein the chia seeds will help you to feel fuller for longer.
80g Chia Seeds (I used The Chia Co seeds)
390 ml full fat coconut milk
In a bowl combine the chia seeds and the coconut milk, add to glasses or bowls and chill in the fridge until needed. I tend to prepare them the night before so there is no fuss in the morning.
Add your favourite fruit and enjoy.
The simplicity of this breakfast recipe is just ideal for when you are short on time, but want a nutritious sugar free start to the day for your family. Even though you prepare this recipe the night before it is so easy to put together, and then place in the fridge ready for the morning. Ideal for busy parents! It’s tasty on it’s own, with fresh fruit, or with fruit puree, the possibilities are endless, so give it a try and let me know how you get on.
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What did you have for breakfast today?