There is nothing like starting your day with the nutritional bonanza of the chia seed.
Did you know chia seeds are considered one of the healthiest and most beneficial foods on the planet? A one ounce serving of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein.
They also contain more calcium than a glass of milk and are loaded with antioxidants that help protect you against chronic disease.
Some dieticians claim that chia seeds can be beneficial for weight-loss because of their high fiber and ability to expand in your stomach after you eat them.
My girlfriend likes to make a homemade energy gel by mixing them with water and refrigerating overnight. She then uses the gel in her smoothies.
My favorite way to consume these little golden nuggets is this chia seed plant-powered breakfast. It takes 5 minutes to make and you can enjoy it with any of your favorite toppings including fruit, nuts, seeds, figs, dates or coconut. I personally like to add a little drizzle of maple syrup for sweetness.
If you can't find chia seeds in your local supermarket, you can always buy them online.
I hope you enjoy this healthy plant-based recipe as much as I did. I will be posting more plant-powered breakfast ideas all week so keep stopping by so you don't miss a plant-based recipe or join our free vegan recipe list here.
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Chia Seed Plant-Powered Breakfast
- ⅔ cup chia seeds
- 2 cups of almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Toppings of your choice - fruits, nuts, seeds, figs, dates etc
- Thoroughly combine chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla in a refrigerator container with a lid. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, spoon into bowls and top with your favorite fruits, seeds, nuts, figs or dates. Drizzle with a little maple syrup.