This is my go-to breakfast everyday now and is the best thing ever for an awesome start to the day. It is fresh, scrummy, and is gentle on the tummy. I find that adding a teaspoon of protein powder means it will last longer and I can go right up to lunchtime without needing any snacks in between.
For the base I use whatever fruit is in season such as chopped banana, grated apple, sliced pineapple, papaya or basically anything you love. But I always top with some dark coloured berries such as blueberries or blackberries. They contain a lot of great vitamins and antioxidants. Today I also have dark cherries and currants. Fresh is best but I always have a supply of berries in the freezer and I find that they are good.
I love to top with fresh mint from the garden and then I also add something crunchy such as pumpkin seeds, mixed seeds or granola.
The options are endless so feel free to add your own touch with ingredients you have at home.
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp protein powder
- 1 banana (or just use ½)
- 3 Tbsp plain unsweetened yoghurt
- 2-4 Tbsp dark berries- blueberries, blackberries, currants, cherries
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- Mint leaves, finely chopped
- Pea shoots
Mix the chia seeds and protein powder together with the milk and place in a breakfast bowl.
Cut up the banana and layer on top of the chia seed mixture.
Cover with yoghurt.
Top with berries, pumpkin seeds, mint leaves and pea shoots.
Set aside while you race off to the shower, get dressed and put on makeup… after which time the chia seeds would have expanded to a nice spongy texture and you can enjoy the breakfast bowl in a quiet moment of bliss before you head off for a hectic day at work.
Final note: afterwards be sure to clean teeth and check for pesky chia seeds lodged right at the front before you leave the house!
- chia seeds
- protein powder
- plain unsweetened yoghurt- I make my own yoghurt using Easiyo
- pumpkin seeds
- Pea shoots & micro greens
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