Because chia seeds have many virtues, I prepared for you 3 super healthy breakfast recipes with chia seeds. This superfood will help you stay in good health and reach and maintain a healthy weight, as chia seeds are low in calories. They are very popular and frankly, you can find them everywhere, including on the internet.
Let’s start with my energy breakfast bowl to start the day off perfectly. A “healthy” recipe that’s perfect for your body: protein, fibre, vitamins… It’s up to you to dose the liquid to get a more or less thick consistency. For info, if you use almond milk, the recipe is vegan, lactose-free!
1. ENERGY BREAKFAST BOWL
Energy breakfast bowl
Prep time: 15 minutes and prepare the prior day before serving
For 2 people
- 4 tbsp. Chia seeds
- 30 cl almond, hazelnut; oat or other vegetal milk
- 1 small bowl of granola
- 1 handful of chopped almonds
- 1 tsp. honey or maple syrup
- Fruits: bananas, raspberries, pomegranates, blueberries…
- The day before: Mix the Chia seeds with cold almond milk (or other vegetal milk) for 2 minutes while stirring. Add the honey, mix and keep in a cool place for the next day (after 4 hours the seeds will have already swollen).
- Cut a half banana into slices that you arrange in a rosette in the bowl filled with chia seeds + milk preparation. Add on top raspberries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, almond pieces and granola and enjoy!
BUCKWHEAT PORRIDGE AND CHIA SEEDS
This overnight buckwheat porridge is a filling, healthy, and vegan breakfast porridge recipe made with buckwheat, almond milk (or soy milk), chia seeds and fruit. Easy and quick to make and perfect breakfast when you need something quick and delicious.
Enjoy your porridge! ;-))
Buckwheat porridge and chia seeds
Prep time: 5 minutes
Rest time: 8 hours
For 1 person
- 3 tbsp. buckwheat flakes
- 1 tbsp. oat bran
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. dried fruit mixture (cranberries, goji berries, raisins, etc.)
- 1 tablespoon of seed mixture (hazelnuts, almonds, squash…)
- 2 cloves
- 1 pinch powdered cinnamon
- 1 pinch of nutmeg powder
- Almond milk (or soy milk)
- The day before, mix all ingredients except seeds and dried fruit in a bowl.
- Add the almond milk until the bowl is full and store in a cool place overnight.
- The next day, add the seeds and dried fruit to the mixture. Stir well.
CHOCOLATE CREAM WITH CHIA SEEDS
I love chia seeds and I strive to promote them here and there as they are so beneficial for our health. If you missed it, you can find my article about the benefits of chia seeds here. Originally from Central America, chia seeds are very popular and for good reasons, they are surprisingly rich in Omega 3, more than flax seeds. This very easy to make dessert or breakfast is vegan and gluten-free. I like to add raspberries, but you can also replace them with bananas or any other fruits that make you feel like it.
You can make the creams several days in advance because they keep for 5 days in the fridge (well covered with a tight lid).
Chocolate cream with chia seeds
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking: 3 minutes
For 2 people
- 250 ml of almond milk
- 25 g unsweetened raw cocoa
- 30 g chia seeds
- 4 tablespoons hazelnuts
- 25 g agave syrup
- 100g fresh raspberries (or strawberries, bananas…)
- Coarsely crush the hazelnuts.
- Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan, except the pecans, and heat over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the cocoa is homogeneous with the rest of the ingredients.
- Remove from the heat and add the crushed hazelnuts.
- Pour into ramekins, place in a cool place for a few hours.
- Before serving, add the strawberries chopped into pieces.
Serve well chilled.
Bon appétit! I hope you will appreciate these 3 recipes if you cook them 😉
And you, what do you like cooking with chia seeds?
Let me know if you try one of them or the 3 of them haha ;-)) and feel free to tag me on Instagram @alacartedele too!
Always available if you have any questions 😉 Have a beautiful day and take care!