Chia Seed & Coconut Breakfast – My Family Ties

National Breakfast Week

Breakfast Week (25th – 31st January 2015)

Chia Seed Breakfast with coconut sugar free

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

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.
Chia and Coconut with fresh fruit

Chia and Coconut with fresh fruit
80g Chia Seeds (I used The Chia Co seeds)
390 ml full fat coconut milk
Fresh Fruit

Serves 2

Chia and Coconut with fresh fruit


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.

Breakfast Week is the UK’s biggest annual celebration of breakfast and is organised on behalf of UK cereal farmers and producers. Every year, hundreds of breakfast events take place around the country and the Best Breakfast Awards return for a second year to search for the UK’s best breakfast dishes being served in eateries around the country.

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What did you have for breakfast today?

Linking up with Vicki from Honest Mum and #TastyTuesdays

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  1. January 27, 2015 / 10:48 am

    Ooh now that is a totally new thing to me – will have to look out for it!

  2. January 27, 2015 / 10:51 am

    Love Chia seeds but very grateful for a new recipe – was beginning to get bored of just adding it to porridge!

  3. January 27, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    I keep looking to buy Chia seeds but we are using linseeds at the moment. I will remember this recipe for when we get some x #TastyTuesdays

  4. January 27, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    These sound great – where do you get them? I am trying to be better at eating breakfast and this looks brilliant to add to it.

  5. January 27, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    Breeakfast today was hot cross buns, nothing nearly as healthy as this! but I do want to try chia seeds at some point!
    Lauren | Belle du Brighton xx

  6. January 27, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    Oo this sounds interesting! I have never tried Chia seeds before and I really should try and eat breakfast a little more so may try this! Thanks.


  7. January 28, 2015 / 10:57 am

    It is a fab idea for breakfast but I just can't bring myself to try Chia seeds, I don't know why x

  8. January 28, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    This looks very much up my street! I had granola for breakfast this morning and was looking at the contents and it is supposedly high on saturated fats and sugar. The fats I don't get.

  9. January 28, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    I keep hearing about chia seeds – they seem like quite an interesting ingredient!

  10. January 28, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    never heard of chia seeds before?

  11. January 28, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    The only time I have used chia seeds is in sensory play with kids LOL. However this does look like an amazing recipe, I might have to see if I have some left over 🙂

  12. January 29, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    I've never heard of chia seeds before but we like to try new things so I'll definitely look out for them x x

  13. January 29, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    This looks delicious I'm going o have to try some for breakfast or at least sneak some into my son's diet. x

  14. January 30, 2015 / 10:27 am

    Thanks for sharing, I desperately want to east healthier but I'm rubbish and never know where to start! Will try these x

  15. January 30, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    I've never had a chia seeds before but I love the coconut!

  16. January 30, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    I've never tried chia seeds before, I've some in the kitchen but never know what to do with them

  17. January 30, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Gorgeous, must try chia seeds too. Have pinned this! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  18. February 1, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    I really need to try chia seeds! I keep hearing about how good they are.

  19. February 3, 2015 / 12:44 am

    I usually have a toasted muffin or cereal. I've never had chia before x

  20. Carol Wilkinson
    February 3, 2015 / 7:10 am

    Great ideas

  21. February 3, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    add some coconut to the seeds as well, is very nice. I like sweet things so I also add some agar syrup to it.At first I didnt like chia seeds as the texture wasnt like anything I had tried before, and the thought of eating so many seeds was off puting. but tried different ways of serving them and I LOVE them now.Xx

  22. February 5, 2015 / 2:51 am

    Chia seeds seems to be all the rage at the minute. Probably like a lot of other people, because they seem to be so new and I know so little about them they intimidate me. Thanks for sharing and for the recipe. At least now I have more of an idea and am therefore more likely to give them a try.

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