Chia Seeds = Delicious Breakfast Super Food
I had heard of Chia seeds but had never tried them until about a month ago…now I’m hooked. They’re delicious and full of goodness and they are seriously fast to prepare.
I like to whip up these little Watermelon Pawpaw Bowls the night before – they take about 5 minutes to put together – then I pop them in the fridge and the seeds are perfectly plump and “pop in the mouth” by the morning.
All you have to do is top them with some fresh fruit and gobble them up. It’s a real time saver in the mornings and they pack a punch in the energy department. They’re great to take to work for a lunch time snack as well, so long as you have a fridge there to pop them in until lunch time.
Chia seeds have been said to be excellent for your skin seeing as they are packed with Vitamin E and zinc. Some say they even reduce signs of ageing, I’m all for trying them then! They also have high levels of dietary fibre.
Considering how many benefits the little chia seed has, and how quick & easy they are to prepare – I’d say they’re worth a try!
You can use almost any fruit you have on hand to make variations of these breakfast bowls, I’ve tried so many combinations using my hand held blender and they’re all delicious.
On a slightly less healthy note, it IS just one week and five days until Christmas! Can you believe it? If you’re looking for some delicious Christmas recipes, hop on over to how to make the perfect christmas cake, and my baked vanilla cheesecake with cherry coulis. You might like my spiced festive ginger & syrup cookies or my spinach & feta jacket stuffed potatoes as a side dish.
- 2 slices of watermelon
- 4 strawberries
- ½ a pawpaw
- 2 dashes of coconut milk
- 2 level tbsp Chia seeds
- Blend all ingredients except the chia seeds together, pour into two bowls, then add the Chia seeds and stir them in.
- Place in the fridge for about 4 hours or overnight so that the seeds plump up.
- Top with fresh fruit and enjoy.