Health & Lifestyle: The Lazy Girl’s Breakfast

Health & Lifestyle: The Lazy Girl’s Breakfast

We all know how important breakfast is right? It’s the first meal of the day that not only helps move things along in the morning, but gives you that much needed energy boost to help you sustain at least until your morning tea break. But, not all of us have the time to actually make a full blown breakfast each morning. Sometimes you’re too busy doing stuff for everyone else in the mornings that you end up NOT having time for breakfast. Or, you might have wanted to have that five minutes lie in, that somehow eats into your regular time to get ready. Yes, I understand because, I’m one of those people too. I dare say however that starting last year I have NEVER skipped breakfast. EVER. I can’t even imagine not having any breakfast now. Even if it’s just a piece of toast, it’s still something. But, there are actually ways of taking short cuts without compromising on taste or health benefits when it comes to breakfast.

The Lazy Girl’s Breakfast – Chia Seed Pudding with Almond Milk in a Jar

I’m sure you would have seen this thing making its rounds around the internet. You know; food in jars? No, I’m not joining in the hype for the sake of eating something out of a jar. In fact, you can even create what I’m about to share with you in a bowl. The good thing about this being in a jar is the fact that you can transport it easily and have your breakfast at work while you work! So for the sake of this recipe, you would definitely need a jar.

I’ve got a rather smaller sized one, which for me is just enough. No idea what the capacity is to be honest but it’s about 3 1/2 inches tall. And no, I didn’t go out and buy myself a jar. I’m reusing what I already have. But, you could buy empty jars if you haven’t got any handy in your pantry. Another plus point about this recipe is, you can make this the night before and store in your refrigerator.

chia seeds in a jar

Ingredients:

  • Chia seeds
  • Almond milk
  • Maple Syrup or Honey
  • Fruit (go wild with this one – you can have berries, mangoes etc usually what you’d have with your porridge). You can choose to pack this overnight in a different container if you’re thinking of bringing your breakfast to work. Same with the yoghurt.
  • LSA
  • Flax Seeds
  • Yoghurt (greek or natural)

I’ve left out the amount you need because I usually eyeball what I need into the jar. I’m keeping it real here everyone.

Putting It Together:

  1. Place some chia seeds into the jar. You HAVE to make sure the jar is completely dry because the first time I did this, I didn’t realise there was a little bit of moisture at the bottom of the jar, which caused some of the chia seeds to cling to the bottom. To gauge how much you should add into your jar, you’d want to put in say about a third of the jar. The chia seeds will expand, so you’ll need to take that into consideration.
  2. Add some almond milk. I’ve heard some people using coconut milk or you can even use soy or just regular milk. I prefer having mine with almond milk because that’s what I usually drink. Add about double the amount of milk to the chia seeds.
  3. Add some maple syrup or honey to taste.
  4. Screw on the lid and now the fun part. Make sure you’ve got some awesome music going while you’re doing this and… SHAKE IT! SHAKE IT SHAKE IT like a polaroid picture! 😉
  5. Place it in your fridge overnight.

The Taste Test:

Your alarm rings and you hit the snooze button. Why? Because you’ve actually GOT that 5 extra minutes to spare! Yes you do! So you get up, get ready and now all you have to do is either actually have your breakfast or transport it and have it at work. Ok, seriously though? Here’s what you do when you’re ready for breakfast.

chai pudding

Sorry the photo is a little bit blurry as I took this in the early hours of the morning.

Give the jar a little shake again, just to be sure. Unscrew the lid to the jar, stir the ingredients then add some yoghurt, LSA, flax seeds and fruit to your liking and mix it! Easy!

There are other quick and easy breakfast foods that you can pre-prepare in a jar the night before. Other ideas include a cool yoghurt mix. This is where you place the yoghurt first, then berries, and then followed by any other dry grains like granola or muesli at the top.

Let me know if you try this chia seed pudding or share a recipe you normally go for.

 

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