Wild Breakfast: Supercharged Chia Pudding with Almond Cream and Fresh Fruit

| 11 March 2014

So often people ask us about healthy breakfast suggestions. You know what, it must be one of the MOST COMMON questions we receive. Seems like breakfast time is covered with some mystery shield where old-fashioned beliefs, rigid nutritional recommendations, and family traditions still rule.

So what do we suggest as the most vitalizing breakfast option that sets you up for the day in the wildest way possible?

The answer is super simple and quite boring. Fresh fruit and greens baby. Simples.

What can we say? Our bodies operate best when we are not overstimulated or burdened with crazy artificial sugars and fats that we traditionally tend to choose for breakfast.

What we tend to do at home at this time of the year is just to blend some whole oranges with whole bananas and some greens and voila! Sometimes we go for a simple green juice with extra blended greens (will share this recipes with you later).

However, that’s only part one. If after your light fruit breaky you still crave for something more ‘substantial’ and filling that will keep you going till lunchtime, we very much encourage to introduce some key breakfast ingredients such as fresh nut milks, chia seeds, raw oats, dried fruit, healthy fats, etc.

This recipe is Aiste’s favorite and once you try it you will know why. It is supercharged with energy and tastes divine.

So here goes, our not-so-naughty Supercharged Chia Pudding with Almond Cream and Fresh Fruit

(serves two)

Ingredients

4 TBLS chia seed soaked in 1,5-2 glasses of water for 15mins

Creamy layer

  • 2 TBLS almond butter
  • 1 TBLS coconut oil
  • 1 TBLS raw honey
  • 3 dates
  • 1 TBLS mesquite (optional)
  • Vanilla essence to taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • a squeeze of ½ lime

 

Added extras

  • 2 TBLS of bee pollen
  • 2 TBLS hulled hemp
  • 2 TBLS of cold-pressed flax oil (optional)

 

Toppings

  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear
  • coconut chips
  • or any other fruit of your choice
  • Soak chia seeds in a 1.5 cup of water (make sure all the seeds are covered) for 10-15 minutes or overnight.

 

Method

For the creamy layer add almond butter, coconut oil, dates, and honey in a blender with just enough water to cover the blades and get it started. Blend till all ingredients are smooth and well mixed in. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again till you reach a smooth, creamy consistency.

To serve: divide soaked chia seeds into two serving bowls, pour almond cream on top, sprinkle with bee pollen and hulled hemp and finish off with a layer of fresh fruit and coconut chips.

This recipe is super easy, takes less then 10minutes to make (if you pre-soak the chia seeds), and super yummy to devour for breakfast. So what are you waiting for!

Bookmark, pin, or save this beauty and let us know, in the comments below, what are your favourite breakfast options? We would love to know!

With Celebration & Appreciation,

Aiste, Joel & the Wild Team xoxo