So a lot of my posts are going to be related to breakfast, mainly because it is my favorite part of the day, favorite meal and favorite thing to photograph. Breakfast is the time when you can splurge on an array of colorful fruits and super foods to kick-start your energy for the day. Sounds good to me! I’ve been following tons of breakfast related Instagrams for quite some time now and a few of my favorites are Breakfast Criminals, Purely Elizabeth granola and SuperfoodSiobhan.
I always try to get super creative with my breakfasts just so I can take a nice artsy picture of them but at the same time, flavor is the most important thing.
I like to mix it up from day to day while still sticking to my usuals… I enjoy overnight oats, regular morning microwaved oats, smoothies, Sambazon açai bowls and homemade oat flour and banana pancakes.
The days I make my smoothie bowls though are by far my favorite breakfasts… What’s not to love about having banana “ice cream” right when you wake up? It’s the best. Last night I decided to make Chia Pudding that I could have in the morning. What is Chia Pudding you might wonder?
Soak 1/4 chia seeds with 1 cup almond milk and let sit for at least 3-6 hours but preferably overnight. It makes around 2 servings and can be topped with overnight oats, mixed berries, granola, nuts, whatever you like!
• Occasionally I like to add a date or two, 1 tbsp maple syrup or berries to my almond milk and then blend them BEFORE I put them over my chia seeds. This gives the pudding a nice sweetness.
This morning before I got out my chia pudding, I blended up 1.5 frozen bananas, 1 cup pineapple and 1 cup strawberries (all frozen). To get the mixture going in my VitaMix I added around 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk and within 30 seconds or so… banana “ice cream” in my blender! I layered this with my chia pudding and then topped it with Purely Elizabeth granola (blueberry hemp). Honest to God, it is THE best granola ever. Unlike those high sugar granolas we usually see on the market, this uses coconut sugar which has a low-glycemic index (better for you in other words). It also has sunflower seeds, chia seeds and quinoa flakes! Um… yum!?
Needless to say, I will continually be having this for breakfast. It was refreshing and delicious… not to mention gorgeous when I topped it with some granola! Here’s to an energizing Saturday.