Some one said ” One should not even attend the end of the world without eating breakfast”!!! Breakfast is really that important meal of the day. Have a great breakfast and somehow even the worst problems really dont feel so bad after all! A hearty breakfast filled with fruits, protein and carbs really gives the energy for a full day! I love the super food Chia seeds and almost always add a spoonful or so to my breakfast bowl. Its pretty tasteless and can even pass on as a nutty garnish. My favourite go to breakfast is the Oats Parfait – A layer of cooked oats, chia seeds soaked in water, and then fruit , walnuts and then some granola if needed. What more can one ask for? A entire bowl filled with carbs, calcium, protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and more goodness.
What is Chia?
Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, andcalcium. Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.The mild, nutty flavor of chia seeds makes them easy to add to foods and beverages. They are most often sprinkled on cereal, sauces, vegetables, rice dishes, or yogurt or mixed into drinks and baked goods. They can also be mixed with water and made into a gel. ( Source – WebMD).
3 Tbsp Traditional Oats.
1 Cup water to cook the oats.
1/4 Cup Milk.
2 Tsp Chia Seeds.
Raisins as needed.
Granola as needed.
- Soak the chia seeds with about 1/4 cup of water for about 10 minutes. The chia seeds soak up the water and get gel like.
- Take a clean sauce pan and add the oats. Pour in the required amount of oats and cook as per instructions. Add the milk and bring to desired consistency.
- Pour in to a bowl.
- Add the gelled chia seeds.
- Add a dash of blue berries that’s been washed and cleaned.
- Garnish with walnuts or granola for some crunch.
- Enjoy your high protein Breakfast Parfait Bowl – Yes its perfect!!!!
Spin around the toppings every other day for a different breakfast bowl. Add raisins, granola. strawberries, chia seeds, flax seeds, pistachios, mandarin oranges, grapes, cereal, rice krispies, dates etc.