I was asking myself how to name this creation of a breakfast dish I have almost every morning – I think the actual name sums it up best: It’s richer than a shake, creamier than a muesli, healthier than custard and crunchier than mousse. So just try it and enjoy how good it is for you – and if you find a suitable name for it, please let me know ; )
This is a wonderful healthy (and purple!) way to start your day – it contains just the right amount of carbohydrates, fruit and protein to make you full and happy without feeling stuffed. Especially the “superfood” chia turns it into a “super breakfast”: They help you to feel full until lunch time, provide you with fibre, iron, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and contain five times more calcium than cow’s milk – just to mention a few benefits of these little unimpressive seeds. You’ll find them in organic or vegan shops and online for about 10 Euros per 250-300g. It’s quite expensive, but it’s worth it! If you don’t have them at home or don’t wanna buy them, you can simply make the recipe without them – just add more berries.
I usually have this breakfast when I crave something chocolaty but healthier and more filling than chocolate spread on toast. It only takes about five minutes to prepare. For one portion, you’ll need…
- 150 ml (about 1 cup) of soy milk or any other plant-based milk
- one handful of frozen mixed berries
- 2 tablespoons of unsweetened muesli
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons of puffed amaranth
- 1 tablespoon of hazelnuts
- 1 tablespoon of walnuts
- half to 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of agave nectar
- for the topping: 1 to 2 tablespoons of peanuts, other nuts or granola (self-made granola recipe coming soon)
Start with soaking the chia seeds in some water for at least 10 minutes in a closed container in the fridge (I usually leave it overnight). The soaking transforms the seeds into a jellylike consistency which looks a bit gross, but I promise you won’t taste or sense anything weird ; )
Put all ingredients, including the chia seeds, in a blender or food processor (apart from the topping) and blend until blended nicely. You can play around with the amount of soy milk, cocoa, agave and fruit to find your preferred balance, sweetness and “chocolate-y-ness”.
Pour into a glass or bowl and, if you have the time, let sit for a few minutes. Top with some granola, peanuts or other nuts of your choosing. Some of many variations: Try different fruit, like banana, or top it with extra berries. You can also use rolled oats instead of muesli. Guten Morgen!
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