Plant-Based Breakfast Recipe: Blueberry Banana Chia Bowl
I’m obsessed with chia bowls. I have to admit, it took me awhile to figure out how to make them in a way that I really like and now I can’t get enough. These bowls are a great plant-based way to get your day going. The key for me was not letting the chia seeds soak too long — I can’t do the overnight versions because the seeds get too soggy for me. Instead, I let them soak for about 15-30 minutes.
What are the health benefits of chia bowls?
Chia seeds are high in anti-inflammatory omega-3s and fiber to help keep you full. They also are a great source of complete plant protein.
Hemp seeds are another great source of protein and omega-3s
Coconut is a great source of fiber, iron and healthy fat
Cacao nibs have a ton of anti-oxidants, iron, calcium, and magnesium
Blueberries provide a ton of beneficial antioxidants
Here’s how to make a blueberry banana chia bowl
Blend 1 cup of almond milk, 1 cup spinach, and 1 banana in a blender
Place 3 tbsp of chia seeds in a bowl and pour mixture over the chia seeds
Let mixture soak for 15-30 minutes (or overnight if you want to make it the night before)
Stir mixture and place 1 tbsp hemp seeds, 1 tbsp cacao nibs, 1 tbsp shredded coconut and 1/2 cup blueberries on top
Who knew this simply bowl packed such a nutritious punch?!
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