Chia Breakfast Bircher

Chia seeds offer so much versatility. Enjoy this and other variations of a make-ahead bircher, scatter over almost any food or mix and soak to create a creamy texture.

Serves 1 with leftovers

Calories per serving: 245

Prep time: 5 minutes, plus soaking time

Cooking time: 0 minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 40 g rolled oats
  • 200 ml full fat (tinned) coconut milk
  • passion fruit
  • 60 g assorted berries, (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
  • 20 g hazelnuts, toasted and chopped

Method

  1. Combine the chia seeds, oats and coconut milk. Stir well.
  2. Divide the mixture between 2 small bowls and leave to stand for 30 minutes (or prepare the night before and keep in the fridge).
  3. Plate up one portion and stir the seeds from 1 passion fruit through the oat mixture. Top with half the berries and hazelnuts.

LEFTOVER TIP: Keep the second portion in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to eat, stir in the seeds from the second passion fruit and sprinkle with the remaining berries and chopped hazelnuts to serve.

Note: Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition – rich in omega 3, an important fatty acid which protects the cardiovascular system and improves cholesterol.


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