Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast is important to me. Very important. So is being organized. Almost as important as breakfast.

Therefore, it should not come as a surprise to anyone that my breakfast is planned before I go to bed at night. And sometimes, my breakfast is made before I go to bed at night. Or, in the case of this recipe, it’s made for the following two mornings. (Provided my youngest isn’t home…then I have to share.) She is as obsessed with this as I am. Thank goodness, it can easily be prepared in a dorm room, or she would be suffering some serious withdrawal when she is at school.

It would be hard to imagine a breakfast that is packed with a bigger nutritional punch than this one. This breakfast is not only nutrient dense, but it has the bonus of containing omega-3 fatty acids!

Omega-3’s are critical for heart health, and brain development. They lower cholesterol, and control high blood pressure. Plus, they  promote bone health. Some studies have even found omega-3’s helpful in managing depression, and reducing inflammation and joint pain.

Bring on the seeds!

Chia Seeds!

Chia Seeds!

Hemp seeds, dates, vanilla, salt and water...

Hemp seeds, dates, vanilla, salt and water…

and blend away!

blended!

Pour hemp mixture over the chia seeds and give a stir.

Pour hemp mixture over the chia seeds and stir well. Place in the refrigerator overnight.

The next morning, spoon into a bowl and cover it with your favorite toppings. The first morning I used bananas, goji berries, and cinnamon.

The next morning, spoon into a bowl and cover with your favorite toppings. The first morning I added bananas, goji berries, and cinnamon.

And day number 2 it was bananas and homemade chia seed jam!

Breakfast number 2 was bananas and homemade chia seed jam!

This recipe is from Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw. I didn’t change a thing. Because it is THAT GOOD!

Chia Seed Power Pudding (2 servings)

1/4 c. chia seeds

1/2 c. hemp seeds

1 c. water

1 t. vanilla

4 dates (pitted)

pinch of salt

Put chia seeds in a container. I use a glass canning jar. Put remaining ingredients in a cup size blender, and blend. Pour mixture over seeds and stir well. Place in refrigerator overnight. Serve in a bowl, and cover with all the goodies that make you happy. I tend to stay in season. Berries are awesome in the summer, but I tend to stick with bananas in the winter.

NOTE: hemp has a very distinctive taste…word on the street is you will either love it or hate it. While I really hope you are not a “hater”, you can easily replace the hemp and water with a milk of your choice.

Summertime Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

Summertime Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

 

 

2 thoughts on “Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

  1. Love this!!! The two servings were supposed to be today and tomorrow’s breakfasts, but I loved it so much it was both breakfast and lunch today. 🙂 I just got done making a triple batch … hopefully it lasts longer than just one day. 🙂 I want to experiment with the chia seed jam. I ate mine with sliced bananas (which was still very tasty, but that jam looks VERY yummy!).

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    • Hi Chris, I totally understand. I frequently find myself snacking on it, and I don’t have enough for another meal! And when you try the jam let me know…I absolutely love it and it makes me feel good when I eat it…pure and simple! Thank you for commenting and reading!

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