Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl Two Ways

23 Apr

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I love this nutrition-rich breakfast bowl (it also makes a great dessert!).  I used hemp milk (my personal favorite) as my non-dairy milk choice.  Check out the nutrition punch of this breakfast bowl from the hemp milk & chia seeds.

Chia seeds have 2 times the protein of any other seed or grain, 5 times the calcium of milk (PLUS boron that helps transfer calcium into your bones), 2 times the amount of potassium than bananas, 3 times the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries, 3 times more iron than spinach, and omega 3 & 6.  How do they make this pudding?  These great little seeds absorb 9-12 times their weight in water!  Want to learn more? Click here!

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 2 Cups hemp milk
  • 1/4 Cup chia seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (OR almond extract, whichever flavor profile you prefer!)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Different toppings
  • Mango-Pistachio:

    • 1 ripe mango, diced
    • 1/2 Cup pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
  • Banana, Cinnamon, Almond Butter:

    • 1 Ripe banana, diced
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1 Tablespoon almond butter

Directions:

  1. In a bowl (or mason jar) combine your hemp milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pinch of salt, and stir (or shake!) to combine.  Place in your refrigerator for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight. Top with your favorite fruit topping.IMG_7292s IMG_7294s IMG_7295s IMG_7301s IMG_7302s
  2. Enjoy eating whole!  IMG_7303s square IMG_7312sIMG_7306sIMG_7317s   IMG_7319s IMG_7322s

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