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Nov 042014
 

 

Starting the day with a big breakfast is absolutely vital for my health and wellbeing, and it’s become a non-negotiable for me. Gone are the days when I used to grab a big bowl of sugar-filled muesli and a cup of instant coffee. These days, my favourite lemon drink and an ultimate breakfast chia seed pudding get me off on the right foot.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Setting time: at least 4 hours (preferably leave overnight)

Makes: 1 generous breakfast pot

To store: I absolutely love these Ball mason jars, which they had in my local health food store. They keep the jar completely sealed until the next morning and travel well.

Ingredients:

This is completely up to you and you can just use whatever you fancy for the morning. There’s no set recipe!

In the pot above, I used:

  • a few teaspoons of vegan pea protein powder
  • a mashed up banana
  • some coconut cream
  • almond milk
  • chia seeds (a generous amount)
  • a teaspoon of bee pollen
  • two teaspoons of maca powder
  • two teaspoons of goji berries
  • two-three teaspoons of LSA (linseed, sunflower seed and almonds ground up)
  • two tablespoons of oats (uncooked)

The Hows:

  1. Add the chia seeds in first. The chia seeds will expand in liquid, so make sure you use a reasonable amount of liquid for the seeds to soak up (not too much though!)
  2. Add any ‘larger’ ingredients, such as the banana and the goji berries.
  3. Add in any liquids here. You can always use extra water as well, if you don’t have enough almond milk.
  4. Next, add all of the other ingredients.
  5. Stir through with a spoon, making sure that you mix in all of the ingredients at the bottom of the jar.
  6. Store in the fridge until the pudding has completely set and is a thick consistency. If you tip the jar over (with the lid on!), and there’s still liquid moving around, it needs a bit longer.

The Secret? Don’t put anything too large into the pudding- everything should be mashed up, or as ground up as possible.

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Chia Pudding Additional Extras

The world really is your oyster here. You can change the ingredients to suit whatever you have in your pantry at the time and/or your dietary preferences.

  • Add some diary- some organic vanilla or flavoured yoghurt would be great.
  • Add some cooked quinoa for a bit of a change (click here for more quinoa recipes).
  • Add some cacao powder. It has heaps of antioxidants in it- why not have chocolate for breakfast?!
  • Experiment with different fruits- blend them up before adding them if necessary.

Have fun with this recipe- you can throw in whatever you like, as long as it binds with the mixture well.

What are you favourite breakfast recipes? Let me know below!

Love, Katie    xxx

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