This mornings breakfast is such a good example of an easy breakfast to pop in a mason jar and take to work. One thing we see in clinic is that people who work often struggle to have sufficient time to enjoy a variety of breakfasts throughout the week and one thing I can’t stress enough is that variety is KEY! Our bodies really do need as much variety in food as we can possibly give it.
Chia seeds are so easy to use, you can either grind them or soak them. They offer really good levels of protein, fibre, omega 3 & 6, calcium, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, copper and vitamins A, B, E, D. One of the major benefits of chia seeds is that it holds around 10 X its own weight in water, which means it will prolong hydration and improve nutrient absorption of electrolytes. It really is classed as a superfood as it offers so many wonderful benefits.
- 1.5 Tbsp Of Chia Seeds
- 250 Ml Almond Milk
- 1/2 Vanilla Pod Opened & Scraped
- Soak the Chia seeds overnight. I like to make mine around dinner time as it gives me time to stir it once or twice before going to bed. I also leave in the vanilla scrapings and pod for extra flavour and sweetness. In the morning you can simply add some fruit and seeds and nuts into your jar and you’re ready to go.
- It really is that simple.
- Another way to use them is simply to grind them and sprinkle them over porridge, salads or in smoothies.