If you have been following my blog, you know I love breakfast and chia seeds. I can’t seem to escape a craving for a sweet morning meal, hence, why my breakfast comes in chia form with fruit the majority of the time. I do make a lot of things I don’t get to post about so maybe I will make an effort to include a delicious breakfast post that is cooked and filled with veggies next time.
Since I eat chia pudding all the time, I typically make a lot of it at once so I can enjoy it later as a snack or throughout the next few days, but you all know by now. I also talk a lot about super foods, so I wanted to include a breakfast bowl filled with all sorts of them. I’ve used all of these ingredients in the past and have discussed their nutritive value in detail on prior food posts. Go Check them out! If you would like to learn more about what these healthy superfoods are, how they benefit our bodies, and how you can use them in your daily life then message me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Contact to schedule a nutrition education appointment.
I love this recipe so much because it can be enjoyed by all. It is a vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and fully raw recipe. Although, I enjoy my animal products at times, I could never pass up a plant based meal that tastes this satisfying for my taste buds and my stomach.
Chia-Berry Energy Bowl
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 4 Tbsp chia seed
- 1 Tbsp organic honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 banana
- 1 cup blueberries, frozen
- 1 tsp maca powder
1. Pour the milk, vanilla, honey, and chia in a bowl or container the night before to allow chia seeds enough time to absorb the liquid and expand. I did not include this in the preparation time because this is something you can easily do ahead of time. I like to always get it ready the night before, takes less than 5 minutes.
2. Blend coconut milk, banana, berries, and maca in a blender for about 1 minute or until well mixed. I use my magic bullet because it is 1 individual serving and more convenient for clean up and saving time.
3. Pour chia and berry blend into a bowl at the same time so they can evenly be distributed. Finish with your favorite toppings and eat up.
I used fresh organic blueberries, sliced kiwi, crushed almonds, unsalted sunflower seeds, raw cacao nibs, and bee pollen to bring this entire bowl together. This bowl alone contains more than 50% of an adult woman’s DRI for fiber and is a significant source of omega-3’s, antioxidants, and polyphenols. I won’t be running out of energy anytime soon after eating all these nutrients.
Per serving (no toppings) : Calories: 337; Total Fat: 12.6 g (Saturated Fat: 4.7 g); Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 37.2 mg; Potassium: 423 mg; Total Carbs: 45.8 g; Dietary Fiber: 14.9 g; Protein: 3.7 g; Calcium: 71.7%.