8 Healthy Chia Seed Breakfast To Kickstart Your Day

8 Healthy Chia Seed Breakfast To Kickstart Your Day

A) Chia Pudding 

Difficulty: EASY
Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours

Total time: 2 hours or overnight (up to you)

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

1 tsp UNIQO Chia Seed Powder

1 cup chocolate milk

Directions:

  1. Scoop 1 tsp of UNIQO Chia Seed Powder into a cup or any preferred container.
  2. Pour in 1 cup of chocolate milk into the container, while stirring.
  3. Put the mixed ingredients in the fridge and leave for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Enjoy with your favourite toppings like cut fruits, chopped nuts, cinnamon, yogurt or other ingredients to spice up the taste!

 

B) Vegan Waffle

Difficulty: MEDIUM

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes per piece (30 minutes in total)

Total Time: 40 minutes

 

Servings: 10 large waffles

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup chia seeds pudding

3 tablespoons flax seeds

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

2 cups almond milk

2 tablespoons baking powder

2 cups flour

1 cup rolled oat

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1 scoop Vanila Protein Powder

Cooking spray

Cinnamon

Berries

Pomegranate Seeds


Directions:

  1. Mix a tsp of UNIQO Chia Seed Powder with 1 cup of almond milk at least 2 hours in advance. Set this chia seed pudding a side.
  2. Pre-heat waffle maker and grease it with cooking spray.
  3. Mix well applesauce, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, protein powder, almond milk, coconut oil and vanila extract in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Scoop in flax seeds, flour and chia seed pudding gradually and mix thoroughly in between additions.
  5. If mixture becomes too thick, add water or almond milk or flour if mixture becomes too thin.
  6. Scoop a large spoonful of batter onto the waffle maker and cook for 3-5 minutes. Repeat until batter is completely used.
  7. Serve hot and garnish your waffles with mixed fruits, berries, pomegranates, chocolate chips or anything you like!

C) Chia Seed Jam

Difficulty: EASY

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: makes a little over ¼ cup (feel free to double the recipe!)

Ingredients:

1⅓ cup frozen fruit, divided and thawed to room temperature

* You may use frozen cherries, assorted berries or fresh fruits.

1 teaspoon UNIQO Chia Seed Powder

1-2 tablespoons honey, to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Put 1 cup of thawed fruit in a food processor and blend for 30-60 seconds, until it reaches a uniform consistency. Transfer puree into a bowl.
  2. Add in 1 tsp UNIQO Chia Seed Powder and 1-2 tbsp honey, according to preferred level of sweetness. Stir mixture and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. While letting mixture to set, finely cut remaining ⅓ cup of fruit into small cubes. Add in cut fruits into the bowl and mix well. (If your prefer smooth texture instead of chunky, skip this step).
  4. Pour in jam into a jar or container and store in refrigerator. It may last for a week. Serve it as toast spread, cookie dips or anyhow you like!

D)Green Smoothie

Difficulty: EASY
Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: One 8 oz. serving

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh spinach (washed)

1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup coconut milk

1 cup frozen fruit (eg. watermelon, peaches, mango, and strawberries)

1 frozen banana

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1/2 teaspoon UNIQO Chia Seed Powder

Directions:

  1. Blend 1 cup of spinach and ⅓ cup orange juice until smooth in a food processor on high speed.
  2. Add in frozen fruit and coconut milk. Continue to blend until fully incorporated.
  3. Scoop in Greek yogurt and UNIQO Chia Seed Powder and mix well.
  4. Add a frozen banana into the mixture and continue to blend. (But ensure not to over blend).
  5. Serve in a glass and sprinkle some chia seeds on it as garnishing.

E) Overnights Oat

Difficulty: EASY

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 2 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

½ cup milk

¼ cup quick cooking oats

½ teaspoon UNIQO Chia Seed Powder

Mixed fruit, assorted nuts or chocolate

Directions:

  1. Mix oat, UNIQO Chia Seed Powder and milk in a small jar or container.
  2. Cover the jar with its cap and place it in the fridge for a night.
  3. Enjoy in the next morning with some of your preferred toppings like fruits, nuts or chocolate chips 

F) Granola

 

Difficulty: EASY

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

4 cups oats

1 cup chopped almonds

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 mushy, ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

1/2 cup Nutella or any chocolate hazelnut spread

1/4 cup honey

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup banana chips

3/4 cup chocolate chips of choice

1/2 teaspoon UNIQO Chia Seed Powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a piece of parchment sheet.
  2. Mix and combine oats, cinnamon, almonds and UNIQO Chia Seed Powder.
  3. Heat mashed banana, Nutella, vanilla extract, honey and salt in a microwave for a minute.
  4. Stir until well combined.
  5. Mix well wet and dry ingredients together and.
  6. Pour and spread mixture evenly onto greased parchment sheet.
  7. Bake in oven for approximately 15 minutes. Bring out, stir and bake again for another 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. Add in chocolate chips and banana chips while hot. Store in tight resealable container.

 

Tip: Line parchment sheet with foil for easy cleaning.

 

G) Protein Ball

Difficulty: EASY
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: No bake–refrigerate for 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup raw, unsalted almond butter
½ cup organic honey
2 ½ scoops chocolate or vanilla protein powder

1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon UNIQO Chia Seed Powder

Directions:

  1. Mix well almond butter and honey. Warm mixture in a pan over medium heat on the stove.
  2. Pour warm mixture into a bowl and add in protein powder and UNIQO Chia Seed Powder. Mix well.
  3. Add in oatmeal and continue mixing until a dough is formed.
  4. Roll mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  5. Coat balls with preferred coating, like rolled oats, flax seed etc.
  6. Distribute balls on parchment sheet and refrigerate for approximately 1 hour.
  7. Take out from fridge and store in an airtight container. Dig in as healthy snack!

 

H) Fruit Oatmeal 

Difficulty: EASY

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes (plus leaving it in the fridge overnight)

 

Serving: 1 person per mason jar

Ingredients:

1 cup of oats

1/2 teaspoon UNIQO Chia Seed Powder

1/3 cup Greek yogurt

1 cup low-fat milk

1/3 cup diced mango

1/2 tablespoon of honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Put in 1 cup of oats into a mason jar.
  2. Add in 1/2 tsp of UNIQO Chia Seed Powder into the mason jar and mix well.
  3. Pour in Greek yogurt on top of the mixture.
  4. Add in 1 cup of milk. Best to pour in two ½ cups as the milk will take some time to seep through the mixed oats.
  5. Drizzle honey and vanilla extract into the mixture to enhance its taste.
  6. Cover the mason jar tight and shake ingredients to give it a good mix. Try not to fill the jar full to make room for mixing.
  7.  Stir in mango chunks. Of course you can opt for other fruits like strawberry, banana, passion fruit etc.
  8. Refrigerate overnight and serve cold.

 





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