This lovely breakfast feeds 5-7 people.
Quick and easy to prepare. This can also be made the night before and put in the fridge so that it is ready to go on particularly busy mornings.
For the creamy almond milk:
1 cup of raw almonds (soak in water for 8-10 hours, drain, then give a quick rinse)
1 litre of filtered water
A pinch of Himalayan rock salt
1-2 teaspoons natural vanilla essence (or the seeds of one vanilla pod)
4 pitted dates, or a couple more if more sweetness is desired
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg (optional)
6-7 tablespoons of chia seeds
1-2 apples grated (preferably organic).
Add a good squeeze of lemon juice to the apple and give a quick mix to prevent browning
For the ‘BLING':
Apple slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon to garnish. You can save a bit of the almond milk and drizzle it over the top too if you like.
The ‘How To':
- Place the soaked almonds, water, salt, vanilla, dates, cinnamon, nutmeg into a high speed blender. Blend well. You now have your delicious, creamy almond milk!
- Pour every bit of this delicious goodness into a bowl (no straining of the milk required).
- Add chia seeds and give a really good stir. Using a whisk works well. Give another stir a few minutes later. The chia seeds will ‘bulk up’ in about 10 minutes and form a lovely dessert/porridge-like texture.
- Add your grated apple with the touch of lemon. Stir in well.
- Serve, and top with the sliced apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon, or anything else that inspires you! Berries…soaked sunflower seeds…coconut flakes…
This is also wonderful as a snack or a dessert.
Chia can seem pricey. It does really ‘bulk up’ in size though when you add it to milks/ liquids, so it goes further than you may think. We buy our ingredients in bulk through a collective in our community. This means we can purchase top quality organic products at a VERY reasonable price. This makes all the difference for us as a family. Other alternatives to being part of a collective, are to buy these products when they are on special at your local supermarket, or bulk food stores.