Made with three well-known superfoods, this is truly a breakfast of champions. Blueberries and walnuts are household superfood favorites, but recently, lesser-known Chia seeds have hit the mainstream. Known for their high protein and fiber content, these seeds are packaged whole (as they are used in this recipe) or ground, which can be mixed into smoothies and yogurt.
Wonderfully flavored, soaked chia seeds are similar in texture to tapioca pudding. If you don’t like that texture, simply soak 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in about 2 tablespoons of milk for about 5 minutes, then add a 6-ounce pot of Greek yogurt, a handful of muesli and fruit. Made this way, the chia seed texture is far less prominent, but the health benefits are still there.
You can add spices, fruit, or nuts depending on the season. When we were in Florida last week I used some of Granny’s last season frozen strawberries thawed to the icy stage. The sweet, juicy, semi-frozen strawberries mixed with the tangy Greek yogurt was uber-addicting. We all had it every morning thereafter.
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- ⅔ cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon agave
- 1 pinch cardamom
- Small handful blueberries
- 1 tablespoon toasted walnuts, chopped
- In a bowl, mix the chia seeds and coconut milk. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for several hours. Remove from fridge, mix evenly. Stir in cardamom and agave, top with blueberries and walnuts. Enjoy!
Sharon Sucher says
This look delicious, but I have always been afraid of eating chia seeds. Heard they cause ….um…..gas. Any comments???
Sharon, I have never had that problem and I’ve never heard that from any of my fellow chia-loving friends – interesting. I think you should give them a try and see what happens 🙂
kate C. says
I don’t usually have almond or coconut milk around, would regular cow’s milk be the same?
And what did you mean by this: “If you don’t it, simply soak 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in about 2 tablespoons of milk for about 5 minutes, then add a 6-ounce pot of Greek yogurt, a handful of muesli, and fruit. ”
It seems like a word is missing…
Hey Kate! Sorry about that. Something got lost in the copy and paste. It’s supposed to say that if you don’t like the texture of tapioca, try the other method. And yes, regular milk works perfectly!
Jamie | My Baking Addiction says
I have heard so much about chia seeds, but I really didn’t know what to do with them – until now. Thanks, Maggy!
I love chia and this breakfast version is simply delicious. A must try for me!
Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily says
This is wonderful! My son was recently diagnosed w ADHD & I’m really trying to help control it w diet. Protein & Omega’s are on the top of the list.
Paula Z says
1 TBSP of Chia in my morning smoothy brought my cholesterol down 54 points.
Adding a tablespoon of shelled hemp seeds might be going overboard as far as putting superfoods together, but I do it anyway. I mix the chia and hemp in a 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 ratio.