Creamy almond chia breakfast

Deliciously creamy almond, apple and cinnamon chia breakfast

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.

Ingredients:

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.┬áThe 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.

Money-saving tips:

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.

Enjoy!

Margaret Mason-Battley

Hi - I'm a certified Health Coach, also registered as a comprehensive nurse and midwife. I am trained as a lactation consultant. I have 15 years of experience in adult education. I'm passionate about helping people achieve optimal health through eating delicious wholefoods and living a life that includes the things that energise and inspire. I'm wife to Chris, a fabulous musician, and mother to 3 teens.

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