I think it’s apt to start this blog journey with my favourite breakfast recipe at the moment. Breakfast is my all-time favourite meal of the day, I think it always has been. Back in the day when I ate gluten and processed this-and-that I would have gladly eaten breakfast three times a day, in fact, during an extremely money-strapped phase living in Paris there was a time when I did eat breakfast three times a day. Oats, in various forms. I can’t say I had a balanced diet but it was pretty yum. My love of oats continues and reminds me daily of my Grandad who has eaten porridge religiously throughout his entire life; food for the heart and soul.
So my latest and greatest breakfast concoction is simple and one that I have become obsessed with as of late – Chia pudding. Yes, pudding for breakfast, need I say more?
This is my fav concoction but you can throw in anything you fancy really, nuts, seeds, oats, fruit etc, make it suit your taste buds.
1/2c coconut milk – bought is fine, but if you make your own it will be deliciously naturally sweet and the real deal. You can use whatever type of milk you like – I tend to sway towards almond or coconut milk but if you can handle diary (lucky you) then go for it!
1½ – 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of cacao nibs (approximately)
½ teaspoon of coconut sugar (if you feel the need)
Throw it all together and give it a mix then pop it into the fridge for it to do it’s ‘thang’ overnight. Top with blueberries (if your penny savvy like myself I buy frozen berries and leave some out overnight to defrost), pumpkin seeds and a dollop of almond butter.
Packed with great fats and protein, it’s a bit of a treat to start the day, and we all need that.