Chia seeds are a high energy food and, due to their protein content, help to stabilise blood sugar whilst maintaining energy levels, leaving you feeling fuller for longer. They contain omega-3 fatty acids and fibre as well as many vitamins and minerals particularly calcium, magnesium and potassium.
1½ tbsp chia seeds
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
140 ml coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
15 g flaked almonds
1 tbsp coconut flakes
50 g blueberries
2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
1-2 tbsp natural yoghurt (optional)
- Place the chia seeds in a bowl and whisk in the milk, vanilla, and cinnamon until combined. Place in fridge to thicken overnight.
- Stir in the yoghurt and 2 tbsp milk to make a lighter consistency. Add the remaining ingredients.
- Spoon the mixture into a bowl (or mason jar if you are taking it to the office).
* Keep in the fridge and use within 3 days. Soaked chia seeds can be easily added to smoothies or be ready to add to porridge.
** Peaches and fresh figs work really well with this recipe when they are in season.