For many of us, it’s a challenge to find something easy to eat in the morning that doesn’t take a long time to prep. If you’re up and out the door early, then having a super fast healthy breakfast to grab and take with you can be the difference between a great day of eating, or one where you’re always trying to play catch up.
I’ve been following Whole 30 protocols for the last few weeks with my wife. I wanted to see what it felt like to be on a more strict diet, like many of my clients experience, and I also wanted to eliminate some potential allergens and add them back in slowly to see how my body reacts. It’s also a good way of resetting how I think about food and sugar.
Healthy Breakfast Recipes – Coconut Chia Pudding Edition
You can make as much or as little of this as you want. I use a big mason jar to make a large quantity, then just scoop out servings from there.
1 Part Chia Seeds
4 Parts Coconut Milk
You can add a little less coconut milk and sub in coconut creme (the stuff you get in cans) if you’re looking for a higher fat/calorie option.
Stir, and let sit for 2+ hours in the fridge.
When it’s cooled, and the chia seeds have ‘plumped’ a little bit, re-stir.
Now, you can make this into whatever you want. It has a pudding-esqe texture and light coconuty taste, which makes it a great base for a lot of things.
N8 Chia Almond Energy Bomb
1/2 Cup Coconut Chia Pudding
1-2 Tbsp Almond Butter
1/4 Cup Slivered Almonds
This thing is packed full of healthy fats, proteins, and good carbs to start the day. It also only takes 60 seconds to prep, and you can eat it at your desk, in your car, or like a normal person at the breakfast table. No judgment.
Feel free to play with different fruits and nuts to see what you like better!
Benefits of Chia Seeds
These tiny lil guys are packed with nutrients, and are one of the best things you can feed your body in the morning. Healthy breakfast recipes including chia seeds will give you energy for the day, mental clarity, and protein to help build and repair muscles.
Additionally, Chia seeds have tons of vitamins and minerals, including:
- B Vitamins 1-3
- Omega 3 fatty Acids
Pound for pound, chia seeds are nutritional heaviweights, and if you haven’t been including them, you need too.
They’re also considered a superfood, which means that they have high level of anti-oxidants, omega-3’s, and fiber.
What that means is that they should be included in your diet if you want:
- More energy
- Healthy skin, hair, and bones
- To reduce cholesterol
- To prevent heart disease
- To prevent diabetes
- To perform well
Start including these in your diet, especially for breakfast. They’ll give you physial and mental energy for your day, and they’ll help you look and feel your best. Why not?