Chia berry pots
What’s your FAV morning routine?❤️
How you start you day can have a huge impact on the energy, enthusiasm and vitality you bring to the rest of the day - which in turn can flow through to your health and happiness.
Today is probably just about my perfect start to the day… 30 mins (yes only 30!) in the gym, followed by berry chia porridge with greek yoghurt, coconut, almonds and blueberries. Accompanied but an ‘almost’ perfect flat white thanks to the recent barista course I did at @gcm_coffee.
Oh and being in a beautiful setting and having the time to appreciate your surroundings helps too (thank you half term!).
Chia seeds ae high in healthy fats - especially omega 3… , soluble fibre, iron and calcium and antioxidants and are a delicious and filling way to start the day. If you usually turn to porridge oats give chia a go!
You can make chia puddling by allowing the chia seeds to soak in the liquid overnight. I prefer the texture when made into a porridge over heat - not to mention the speed!
All you need for 2 breakfast servings:
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 1/2 cups milk (plant or dairy)
1/2 - 1 tsp vanilla essence (to taste)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon (optional)
0-2 tbsp maple syrup (to taste)
Large handful berries - fresh or frozen
Your choice of seeds and nuts
All you do:
Place the chia seeds and your preferred milk into a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over a medium heat - being sure to stir periodically. If the chia have ‘clumped’ just stir to break up.
Turn the heat down and simmer, continuing to stir, for 3-4 mins until the seeds have swollen and the mixture thickened.
Add a good handful of frozen berries (if using), the vanilla essence and maple syrup to taste, and the cinnamon if using. Bring back to the boil and continue to simmer/stir for a further 3-4 mins
If using fresh berries stir in at the end and add extra milk if you prefer a more runny texture.
Divide into 2 serving bowls (or into a serving bowl and the remainder into a jam jar to store for another day). Top with yoghurt (diary or other), sprinkle generously with seeds and/or nuts and fresh berries.