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With the cooler weather coming, a warm breakfast always hits the spot! There is nothing better than a warm full belly on a cool day.
I created this super easy breakfast recipe and I’m sharing it with you! It’s simple, delicious, only includes 4 ingredients and it’s ready to eat in 15 minutes.
This recipe was a total fluke. Last weekend, I was in a rush for work and my fridge was almost empty. I wanted to make a healthy meal that would keep me full and use up some of the supplies I had on hand.
Looking in my kitchen, I had some steel cut oats, frozen raspberries and frozen blueberries.
Health wise, mixing these ingredients together was a good idea. These items are high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and included healthy fats, protein and healthy carbohydrates. I also knew that the mix of these would make me feel full until lunch time.
So, I made the oatmeal as normal and then once it finished cooking, I mixed in the frozen raspberries and blueberries. I also added in some hemp heart seeds for an extra boost of nutrition. Then, I placed this creation into a container and ran out the door to catch the bus.
After getting settled on the bus, I started to eat the oatmeal. And I was shocked!! It tasted like a warm berry pie. I couldn’t believe it. It made me think of autumn and the fresh berry pies that are made late harvest with sweet ripe fruit.
You will really enjoy this if you love berry pie, raspberries or oatmeal. Also, oatmeal is incredibly versatile and you can try this recipe out using some of your other favourite fruits. I’m thinking that this would also be great with peaches and nectarines.
Here is the recipe – enjoy!
Warm Berry Pie Breakfast Oatmeal
Half cup of steel cut oats
1 cup of water
Half cup of frozen raspberries
Half cup of frozen blueberries
1.5 tablespoons hemp heart seeds
Place the water and oatmeal into a pot on the stove and set the element to medium heat. Once the oatmeal is boiling, turn the element down to low heat and let it cook until the water is absorbed. Once the water is absorbed, remove the pot from the element and gently mix in the raspberries and blueberries. Place the pot on a cool element and let the berry mix sit for about 5 minutes. Transfer the berry oatmeal to a bowl and gently stir in the hemp hearts. Then, find a cozy place to eat your breakfast and enjoy!
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If you want an excuse to have chocolate for breakfast, then here it is. Today I’m sharing with you my decadent dark chocolate chia seed breakfast bowl that will leave you wanting more. The good news is, this is super healthy so you can make it as much as you want!
It took me a while before I chose to use whole chia seeds. I’ve been using ground chia seeds for almost a year now in smoothies for a protein boost and in baking as an egg substitute. However, the whole chia seeds looked a little scary and weird. From pictures, they looked like they would be crunchy and slimy at the same time. There is nothing more unappealing to eat than that. I’ll admit that I actually felt repulsed looking at the photos.
Since going plant based 1.5 years ago, I’ve noticed that making chia seed pudding with whole chia seeds is popular. There are recipes upon recipes for it. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it until about 3 months ago. I pushed myself to try them. I have a personal commitment to keep my menu diverse, so I get more vitamins and minerals, and try at least one new recipe per week. So I took the plunge and decided to try whole chia seeds as a breakfast bowl.
I’ve learned that these can be made up the night before or in the morning of as long as you give them at least 30 minutes of soaking time.
I can honestly say that their texture is like a pudding. There is no sliminess, crunchiness or any weirdness. They are smooth and creamy and will take on any flavour you add to them.
Since I started my health goal of healthy eating, green smoothies have always been my go-to for breakfast. Chia breakfast bowls are a nice alternative – they have great nutritional value, will help you feel full until lunch and there is no limit as to what toppings, flavours and taste combinations you can make with them.
To entice you into trying these, I’m sharing my chia breakfast bowl creation with you.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Dark Chocolate Fruit Explosion Chia Breakfast Bowl (vegan, dairy-free)
1.5 cups almond milk
4 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp cacao powder
½ cup fresh blueberries
1 ripe nectarine
1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tbsp cacao nibs
1 tbsp raw almond butter
Instructions: mix the almond milk, chia seeds and cacao powder in a bowl. Use a whisk if needed to mix well. Place in your refrigerator overnight or for at least 30 minute before you plan to eat it. Then add 0n the other toppings and enjoy!!
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