A grain-free, refined sugar-free and plant-based breakfast loaded with different textures and incredible flavor. And, best of all, I give you two ways to enjoy it: one for at home and one to-go!
I have been on a chia jam and chia pudding kick lately. They are both no-bake, easy recipes that taste amazing and offer incredible nutritional benefits. I started putting them together and adding creamy, nutty almond butter. The almond butter pairs perfectly with the tart and sweet raspberry chia jam.
All that creaminess needs a crunch factor - enter the grain-free granola that I have been obsessed with lately. I use this throughout the week for snacks and breakfast toppers like these breakfast bowls/parfaits.
This combination is filled to the brim with healthy fats, fiber, plant-based protein and antioxidants. On Sundays I like to make the grain-free granola, chia seed pudding and raspberry chia seed jam for the week ahead. This way, in the morning I just combine everything together with the fresh blueberries, almond butter, hemp seeds and coconut flakes.
About Chia Seeds
Chia seeds resemble poppy seeds and are technically part of the mint family. Many consider chia seeds to be a “superfood” as they offer important nutrients in just a few calories. According to the National Institutes of Health, chia seeds are rich in fiber (one tablespoon provides 19% of your recommended daily fiber), essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) and antioxidants that help prevent cell damage. They offer protein and antioxidants and are high in calcium, iron, and magnesium (one tablespoon provides about 8% of your recommended daily amounts of these minerals).
I know you all are going to absolutely love these chia seed creations! They are gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, soy-free and peanut-free. If you give them a try, please snap a pic and tag #eatingbyelaine and @eatingbyelaine on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook so I can see you enjoying them.
Chia Seed Breakfast Bowls OR On-The-Go Parfaits
Double up on the chia seed goodness with this breakfast bowl or parfait. It may seem like it has a lot going on but it is actually super quick to pull together. I make a large batch of the pudding, jam and granola on Sunday night and then toss together bowls or parfaits throughout the week. It is a fantastic breakfast that is full of nutrients and will actually keep you full all morning long. Feel free to adjust the quantities to your liking and add any other fun ingredients that you think would work well here. You really can't go wrong with this recipe!
- ½ cup the creamiest chia seed pudding
- 3 tablespoons raw, creamy almond butter (I like Trader Joe's brand)
- 2-3 tablespoons easy raspberry chia jam (refined sugar-free)
- ¼ cup fresh blueberries (or any berry)
- sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut and/or hemp seeds
- ¼ cup grain-free granola
For the breakfast bowls: In a cereal bowl, combine all ingredients as pictured. You can do this the night before but I suggest adding the granola right before enjoying so it doesn't get soggy.
For the on-the-go parfait: Add the ingredients (except the granola) to a large lidded glass jar until it is almost full to the brim. You can add them in the order listed. Leave about one-inch from the top for adding granola last minute (not pictured). The morning of, just add the granola and throw on a lid to take it on-the-go!
Keywords: chia seeds, breakfast
Breakfast bowl inspired by Oh She Glows.
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