This breakfast bowl featuring chia seeds is just as easy as to make as pouring a bowl of cereal, more nutritious and tastes even better! It takes two minutes to mix all the ingredients together, place in an air-tight container and refrigerate overnight. Wake up and breakfast is ready. You can also portion out into smaller containers for a great grab and go breakfast on the run.
Packed with nutrition, each serving contains 4564 mgs Omega 3 fatty acids; and 1504 mgs Omega 6. You also get 10 grams of fiber; 12% daily value of calcium from the chia seeds alone, and 10 to 15 grams of protein depending on the type of milk you use. Talk about a power breakfast — and you get even more benefits by adding fresh fruit. Recipe and photos contributed by Christina Cavanaugh of Begin Within Nutrition.
- ¼ cup whole chia seeds
- 2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk of your choice
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Fresh fruit of your choice (mangos, bananas, berries, kiwi, pineapple, etc.)
- Nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.), optional
- Cinnamon and extra maple syrup, optional
Combine the chia seeds, nondairy milk, syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl and stir together.
Let stand for about a half hour, then whisk together to prevent the seeds from clumping. Transfer to an air-tight container, cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, divide between two bowls, and serve with toppings of your choice.
Nutritional Content (not counting toppings):
Per Serving: 298 calories; 35g carbs; 15g fat; 14g protein; 107mg sodium; 19g sugar.