Kick start autumn mornings with this delicious and healthy chia seed breakfast recipe from plant based nutritionist, Lorna McCormack.
There are so many reasons to eat chia seeds every day. Chia is high in antioxidants, vitamins and mineral including potassium, cacium and magnesium. Chia is also a great source of dietary fibre and protein!
My favourite way to eat chia is soaking it to create a satisfying breakfast pudding.
Ingredients – Serves 2
¼ cup chia seeds
1 cup water
1 Granny Smith apple, diced small
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup
pecan nuts, roughly chopped
pistachios, shelled and roughly chopped
maple syrup, to drizzle (optional)
Combine the chia seeds and water in a small bowl. Stir the mixture continuously with the spoon for the first minute the cover and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight/ Allowing the seeds to soak overnight releases all of the digestive inhibitors making it easier for your body to absorb all of the nutrients contained in this little power house of a seed.
Core and dice the apples and toss in the cinnamon to evenly coat. Set aside.
Once the chia is ready, stir in the apple mixture along with the maple syrup and divide into two servings.
Top with the chopped pecan and pistachios (or your choice of nuts) and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Benefits of chia seeds
The benefits of chia seeds have been widely researched and include improving digestive health, promoting heart health, boasting your energy and metabolism, and can even help treat diabetes. Lorna has written an article on her blog about the top 7 most researched benefits of chia and the best way is to eat them. Read it here.
This post was written by friend of MFML, Lorna McCormack
Lorna McCormack’s journey to plant-based eating was fuelled by her personal health challenges. It kick-started years of study in plant-based nutritional therapy, and hundreds of hours counselling patients through their transformations via diet, alone. Now, she’s making it her life’s mission to help others discover and excel on their own journey to more mindful nutrition. Lorna has written an informative and inspiring free 5 day course to guide people to better health. Sign up for her free course to learn more about plant based eating.