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8 Breakfasts to fuel your day

March 31, 2016

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, to fuel you up ready for whatever you may be doing... Training, working, exploring, baking?  Here are 8 great chia charged breakfast recipes

You can add anything you like to a Bircher muesli and make it in the evening by simply mixing it up in a large bowl and leaving in the fridge overnight.  Making a delicious quick to grab breakfast in the morning, for mine I used:

  • 100g oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 350ml milk of your choice
  • 150g yoghurt
  • 150g watermelon
  • 45g Blueberries
  • 70g papaya
  • 100g pear
  • 20g goji berries
  • 30g raisins
  • 20g linseed
  • 35g pistachios
  • 35g mixed nuts

 I found this amount made 3-4 servings and kept well for 2-3 days in the fridge.  It's quite thick due to the chia seeds absorbing the liquid so if you like it thinner you could add more milk when serving, I also found it was really good if I heated for 40 seconds in the microwave.

BREAKFAST FRUITY BAGEL:

So simple but absolutely awesome I used a toasted cinnamon and raisin bagel and topped it with watermelon, blueberries and strawberries mixed into Greek yoghurt, then added a sprinkle of granola and chia seeds.  Using thick Greek yoghurt means you can still eat this with your fingers without getting messy!

BANANA FLAPJACK SMOOTHIE:

Only using three ingredients this is so quick and easy to make and high in energy all you need to do is stick 1 full size chia charge banana flapjack, 250ml milk and a banana into a blender and blitz until smooth.  If it is too thick for you just add a little more milk until you are happy with the consistency.

OATY CHIA, NUT BUTTER AND POMEGRANATE BREAKFAST:

This is one of my favourite breakfast recipes, it just tastes simply amazing!  However I cannot take credit for the recipe as it actually comes from the wholeearth site, but is a great use for your chia seeds. You can find the recipe at: http://wholeearthfoods.com/recipe/chia-seed-and-pomegranate-breakfast/

FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST MUFFINS:

I love these muffins they are so simple but a great savoury breakfast, you can eat then on their own or even add to some beans on toast.

To make 12 I used:

  • 4 eggs
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Salt and pepper seasoning to taste
  • 4-5 cherry tomatoes
  • Half an avocado
  • Some bacon or cold ham
  • Sausages- mini cocktail or pre cooked normal sausages
  

Beat the eggs and milk together in a jug then add the chia seeds and seasoning and pour into a lined 12 hole muffin tray (they will stick if you don't line the tin with cupcake cases), then evenly distribute the tomatoes, bacon/ham, sausages and avocado between the 12 and bake in the oven for 10-20 minutes at 160 degrees C until the eggs are fully cooked.  You could even add a bit of cheese too.

MUESLI:

You can make muesli using any ingredients you like and there is a great recipe here on the chia charge blog: http://legacy.chiacharge.co.uk/blog/2015/07/create-your-own-chia-charged-breakfast/

This is great to make in a large batch and store in an air tight container.

QUINOA AND CHIA SEED BREAKFAST

 This is another recipe from wholeearth foods which you can find here: http://wholeearthfoods.com/recipe/pb-and-quinoa-breakfast-bowl/

But instead of peanut butter I added Chia nut butter and a sprinkle of chia seeds too and it was delicious but takes a while to cook compared to porridge.

SIMPLE AND QUICK:
The easiest and quickest way of using chia products are to simply sprinkle your seeds over whatever breakfast you would normally have, such as porridge, yoghurt or your eggs and bacon.  I have even added the honey trail mix to yoghurt when I have been abroad at races and training camps, this mix is also amazing on porridge too.

Honey trail mix in Greek yoghurt

 

  

Avocado, egg and beetroot pitta