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Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

Fuel your body with a delicious mixture of chia seeds and oats first thing in the morning.

Chia seeds are fantastic because they are packed with slow-burning energy, and help to keep you feeling fuller for longer! Don’t forget to sprinkle some of your favourite diced fruit and goji berries over the top for a sweet taste.

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Ingredients

4 tbsp chia seeds

1 cup almond milk

2 bananas (chopped)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Two pinches of cinnamon

2 tbsp raw buckwheat oats

2 tbsp raisins

2 tbsp raw almonds

2 tbsp hemp seeds

Method

  1. Slice and mash the bananas in a medium-sized bowl, and stir through the chia seeds.
  2. Whisk through the almond milk, vanilla, and cinnamon until they have all combined. Store in the fridge overnight.
  3. The next morning, add the oats, raisins, and chopped almonds into a small bowl with water.
  4. Once they have finished soaking, place the chia pudding into a bowl and strain the oats before layering it over the top. Serve with some sliced seasonal fruit and goji berries for extra flavour.

Image and Recipe courtesy of Oh She Glows

February 17, 2015

5 Ways To Eat Quinoa

While you’ve probably heard about quinoa (pronounced keen-wha) and of it’s various health benefits before, there is really no reason why you shouldn’t adapt this whole grain into your diet. Not only is it packed with protein, but has a texture which is similar to couscous and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Stuffed vegetables

Quinoa makes for a really tasty and filling stuffing, especially if you don’t plan on using rice. Why not try quinoa and mushroom with stuffed zucchini or even with tomatoes and peppers!

Salad

Add some quinoa into your usual salad for a pop of nutty flavour and texture, which will surely keep you full for longer. Pair with fruits such as grapes, strawberries and blueberries for a sweet and savoury flavour.

Eggs

Try quinoa for breakfast as a tasty side to your boiled egg, avocado and tomato! The high protein found in quinoa will keep you from snacking on fatty foods, since it is super filling (especially when paired with an egg!).

Fruit and nut bars

Create your very own homemade quinoa fruit and nut bars to snack on whenever you’re feeling that 3:30itis come around the corner. This is a perfect alternative to fatty foods since they are gluten-free, and loaded with vitamins and essential nutrients to keep your body satisfied.

Breakfast bowl

Can’t get your hands on some genuine acai berries? Why not try a quinoa breakfast bowl which is quick, easy and extremely healthy for your body! Add some of your favourite fruits such as blackberries and blueberries for extra taste and colour with some Greek yoghurt for that genuine savoury taste.

How do you enjoy quinoa?

Images via He Needs Food

September 11, 2014