Quick oats are great for breakfast but so is chia seed pudding. I never would have thought that chia seeds were a viable breakfast food, but after learning more about them I realized they are nutrient dense and a quick and delicious breakfast meal. To learn more about the benefits of this amazing seed read our chia seed article.
Chia seeds are packed with calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, omega 3 and fibre. 2 tbsp of chia seeds contains about 5 grams of protein, adding nut butter or some collagen protein to your breakfast bowl is a great way to boost the protein levels and provide a more balanced and filling meal. However, even without any additional protein, the fibre and fat content in chia seeds makes them a wonderfully filling meal. The addition of acai powder provides a great antioxidant boost as well as a nice amount of beta-carotene and brilliant purple colour.
The best thing about a chia bowl is that you can make it ahead of time, find a large jar and make your acai chia bowl base and you can keep it in your fridge for about a week. Take out a few scoops in the morning for breakfast or for a snack and you have an amazing, delicious and nutrient dense meal to go.
This bowl will set you on the right foot in the morning. If you try out this recipe let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and tag a photo #holistickenko on instagram! Have a wonderfully positive day everyone!
Acai Chia Seed Bowl
Simple Chia Pudding
- 1/3 cup white chia seeds organic
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk or other nut milk
- 2 tbsp acai powder
- pint Himalayan pink salt
- In a glass jar add all the ingredients for the chia seed pudding. Stir to make sure that no chia seeds are stuck to the bottom. Cover with a lid and shake a few times. Store in the fridge for at least five hours, or preferably overnight.
- In the morning for your acai breakfast bowl, adding in some extra protein such as grass-fed collagen or vegan protein is a great way to get some more benefit from your bowl. I like to top it off with fresh fruit, and a bit of honey for sweetness.
Amanda Filipowicz is a certified nutritional practitioner (CNP) with a bachelor in environmental studies (BES) from York University. She also has certification in clinical detoxification, prenatal and postnatal care as well as nutrition for mental health. She has been working as a nutritionist since 2013 and is a lifelong proponent of eating healthy.