Summer in a jar
I loooooove breakfast. For me breakfast is my favourite meal of the entire day. If it was for me, I´d eat breakfast food all day long. Chia puddings, oatmeals, pancakes, eggs, avocado toasts, .. I mean – what do you need more?
breakfast the first thing in the morning we give our body after a long rest, it is something we re-fuel our energy cells, and the way we start the day. With breakfast we set the attitude for the rest of our day. If we start our day with a healthy and balanced meal, we tend to be healthier throughout the day and make smarter decisions.
Skipping breakfast is not an option for me as I then get hungry an hour after I got up latest, and I get super tired. I just need something in the morning to give me energy and fill me up. I used to eat something in the morning, like a simple bread with butter and jam, which was good in that moment and gave me energy. After an hour though, I tended to get tired and hungry again, as such a breakfast was really high in sugar and very low in fibres.
These Triple Berry Chia Pudding Breakfast Jars (what a long name!) are the complete opposite. Chia seeds are a real superfood and packed with tons of vitamins, as well as fiber, actually more than most fruits and vegetables. It has 10 grams of fiber per 25 grams serving! The little seeds also contain a good amount of protein and healthy omega 3 fats (more than salmon), which makes us feel full for longer. The small seeds may lower your risk in heart diseases, and lower your blood pressure, as well as they are going to boost your digestion due to the fiber.
Not only the chia seeds provide great nutritional value but also the fresh fruits, which contain a ton of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. They are consumed raw in this recipe, which keeps all of their vitamins. The greek yoghurt is also a great source of protein and healthy fats, and the sugar-free granola add some carbs and crunch without any added sugar.
What I really like about this breakfast is that it is super simple and easy to prepare. The chia pudding has to be prepared the night before, and in the morning it is all just thrown together into a jar or bowl and ready in 5 minutes. Just add the fresh fruits, yoghurt, and granola and assemble.
This also is a great recipe for meal prep. If it is packed into mason jars or a bento box it is easily potable and can be prepared the night before or a few days before. I would not prepare it more than 2 days ahead as the berries will get mushy and will rotten faster. Also the granola should be kept separately as it won’t be crispy if added to the yoghurt and pudding ahead of time.
All in all, this is such a nutrient – dense breakfast, which will keep you full for several hours and satisfy your tummy for a great start into your day.
Tripple Berry Breakfast Jars
A delicious and nutrient-dense breakfast for a great start into your day! Gluten- and refined sugar free, seasonal, and as a vegan option available.
What you will need
- 50 grams chia seeds (1/4 cup)
- 250 ml almond milk (1 cup)
For the jars
- 100 grams yogurt can substitute for plant based yogurt for a vegan option
- 1 handful blueberries can be frozen
- 1 handful raspberries can be frozen
- 2 tbsp granola sugar-free preferably
- 4 strawberries
- edible flowers for decoration (optional)
For the Chia Pudding:
Combine the chia seeds and the almond milk in a rather flat container. Stir to combine and place in the fridge. Take out after 10 minutes. You will see that it has thickened slightly. Stir through again to make sure that the chia seeds wont stay at the bottom. Then return to the fridge and keep in there for at least 4 hours but best overnight to let it thicken.
For the Jars:
The next morning take the chia pudding out of the fridge. Place he blueberries at the bottom of the jars. Top them with a layer of the chia pudding. In a small bowl mash the rasberries with a fork and add them on top of the pudding. Sprinkle one tablespoon of ganola into each jar, and pour the yogurt on top of it. Cut the strawberries into small pieces and place them at the top, along with some blueberries and edible flowers.