Geeta's Chia Breakfast Recipe (Day 1)
Chia is an amazing product containing - Omega-3 fatty acids are known for their anti-inflammatory effects, and enhancing brain and heart health; they are rich in minerals such as calcium and magnesium and trace elements such as manganese, which helps make enzymes; and they are comprised of 14% protein. A real superfood.
Top Tip - Hydrated chia slows digestion and the time it takes for your stomach to empty which means you feel full longer.
So always soak chia before you eat it as it helps to:
- activate the seed making it more bio-available to your body,
- prevent blood sugar spikes,
- decreases cholesterol and
- keeps you hydrated longer!
2 tbsps chia
6 tbsps water
1 handful raspberries/blueberries
1 cup blended fruit or, 1/2 cup yoghurt
Soak 2 Tbsps chia in a bowl or mug then add 3 times as much boiling water and leave for 10 minutes.
By the time you've had your morning coffee or tea, the chia is already in a gel like consistency.
Line your favourite bowl with a layer of blended raspberry or blueberries then add the soaked chia and yoghurt. To top it all off you can add the blended fruit again and top with any whole fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, bananas, etc.). For a little something extra and to feel a bit fancier you can add some mint leaves as well.
Vegans - blend a cup of mixed berries to make a thick smoothie mix and top with that.