I needed a break from eggs and dinner leftovers for breakfast. It's been cold in these parts and all I wanted was a warm bowl of awesome. Normally that means oatmeal, but I'm 20 days into Whole30 and there's no giving up now!
I rummaged through my pantry for something to cure my craving.
Chia to the rescue!
Not everyone is a fan, but I happen to enjoy the texture of these seeds, especially warm. They take on any flavor you throw at them and they make a super satisfying breakfast.
The bowl of warm chia looked so good even The 10-Year-Old wanted a taste!
I doubt I'd get him to eat a whole bowl but he went back in for a few bites. That's a win in my book!
Here's what I did..
- 1 cup (140g) frozen blueberries
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp chia seeds (36g)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
- ½ ripe banana, mashed
- Sprinkling of sunflower seeds (10g)
- Sprinkling of slivered almonds (10g)
Add the blueberries, water, chia and cinnamon in a small pot over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes allowing the blueberries to defrost and the chia to thicken everything. I smashed as many blueberries as I could, releasing their thickening pectin as well.
Once the mixture is thick, stir in the mashed banana.
Pour everything into a bowl, top with the sunflower seeds, almonds and a dash of cinnamon.
The recipe makes a huge serving for less than 300 calories. It's cold-weather comfort food for breakfast. I love it!
Please excuse my bad photos. I never seem to be cooking when there's daylight out there anymore. Bring on spring!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|290||18g||16g||Points: 6||P+: 8|
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