HEALTH & FOOD LIFESTYLE

HEALTHY CHIA BREAKFAST RECIPE

March 28, 2015
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With summer fast approaching we are all feeling under pressure to shed the extra pounds accumulated over winter.  Far from my ideal bikini body, I have decided to implement a strict-ish diet to help me achieve my weight loss goals before summer. And although I am not quite yet into a daily session at Barry’s boot camp with a little help and guidance from some nutrition addicts ( majority of my friends) I am initiating a healthy eating plan.

Breakfast as we all know, is by far the most important meal of the day.. or so I am told.  So what better way to start the day than with a healthy filling breakfast. If you are anything like me food has to pass two main tests. The first being it needs to look appealing and secondly should be flavoursome.

With that in mind I was earlier this week initiated to the wonderful benefits of the Chia seed as a food itself rather than a supplement to a smoothie.

Chia seed is by far one of the healthiest foods on the planet and boasts many benefits. Not only is it low on calories and delivers a great amount of nutrients this little seed which is filled with fiber is also said to lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes. What’s not to like?

Although it may seem quite complex or time consuming whipping up a chia breakfast health pot could not have been easier.

 

HEALTHY CHIA POT RECIPE:

Ingredients for 2 portions:

– 1/4 cup of Chia seeds

I use Chia Bia whole chia seed available at Holland and Barrett

– 1 cup of Coconut-Almond milk

I use Provamel Coconut-Almond milk available at Holland and Barrett

– 1 small handful of blueberries

– 1 small handful of raspberries

-1 small handful of almonds

Method:

1- In a bowl mix 1/4 of a cup of chia seeds with a cup of coconut almond milk and mix with a spoon until your mixture thickens into a fluffy consistency.

2-Once substantial and thick divide your mixture into separate sealable containers. These should then be placed in the fridge overnight.

3-In the morning pour one pot into a bowl and add blueberries, raspberries and almonds for texture.

Enjoy your guilt free, fiber rich breakfast that is almost too pretty to eat!

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