I love healthy breakfast options. I always have my fruit smoothie during my Monday to Friday on-the-go mornings, but on the weekends that I can sit down and relax, my friend and collaborator Bojana Kuliš Bubalo, from Creative Happiness Club suggested the following recipe….Make sure to read and let me know in the comments if you made it at home.
By Bojana Kulis Bubalo
There’s no healthier, tastier and more easy breakfast to make than chia pudding. It’s like You eat a treat for breakfast – which is basically the best way to start the day. And what’s the best – in this option with no guilt at all!!
Basic recipe is simple, and variations and combinations of ingredients are endless. Here I’ll give you an idea of perfect, balanced and tasty, colorful and decorative chia pudding, which can fuel up Your body for the rest of the day, or make a healthy snack or treat.
In this specific combination You’ll find also GRANOLA, which You can buy or make (recipe here). You should know too that perfect, creamy chia pudding takes time, so I advice to just put some combinations in jars to fridge, close them and then combine or take a bite next day(s). Always mix them a bit with spoon before You work with them or eat, and also it’s possible to blend them in actual pudding (if You don’t like granules/seeds). It will stay good in fridge for 5-6 days, so basically You can prepare breakfasts for whole week ahead. When You are in creative mood, and if You’ve made several combinations just mix flavors and add Your favorite toppings and extra ingredients.
Layers of this healthy mountain (I was extremely PMS hungry, and yes, I’ve ate it all):
- HOMEMADE GRANOLA
- PINK MAPLE-BEETROOT CHIA PUDDING (night before I’ve mixed 3 spoons of chia seeds, 1 spoon of beetroot powder, 1 spoon of maple syrup and almond milk)
- PLAIN-BASIC CHIA (also prepared night before – 3 spoons of chia seeds, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and almond milk)
- FRUITS & TOPPINGS (fresh bananas & frozen haskap berries – my friends plant them, so I have fortune to enjoy it :)), bit of extra granola and almond butter)
This tasty seeds are extremely easy to digest when prepared properly, Plus, they offer a long list of important nutrients, including fiber, protein, manganese and calcium, along with plenty of antioxidants and omega-3-fatty acids. The list goes further with healthy skin, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones, and general health.
The beetroot has received lots of attention recently as a functional food that promotes good health. Beetroot is often ground into powder form to make it easier to consume. Beetroot powder can be added to water, smoothies, soups or just to provide beautiful magenta/purple colour to most any recipe 🙂 Beetroot and beetroot leaves are full of Vitamins A, B6 and C, magnesium, iron, folate, potassium, iron, calcium, proteins, and soluble fiber.
Most of the calories in beetroot come from natural sugars, but this amount is trivial, specially in comparison with its benefits.
Growing evidence indicates that this for now not so known berries have numerous cardiovascular, digestive and anti inflammatory benefits. They taste (and look) similar as blueberries, so You can just add any (Your favorite) frozen berries. There is no reason not to enjoy them during whole Year 🙂
Recently I have discovered nut butters (except for peanut butter which has been my love for a long time) which are full of proteins, nutrients and healthy fats. Don’t overdo them, but 1 tsp daily will be extra beneficial (and tasty). My current favorite is almond butter (made from whole almonds) which gives special creamy, nutty full flavor to smoothies, bowls, oatmeals and similar breakfast options.
If You know that you create every moment, and by food you choose you build the whole body system, make the best of it!
Be creative and enjoy Your breakfast every day <3
Bojana K Bubalo lives in Croatia with her husband and twins, Ivan & Daniel. She is the founder of the Blog Creative Happiness Club. Find her on Facebook or Instagram or Contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org