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
20 g chia seeds
40 g whole rolled oats
200 ml water
100 ml full fat canned coconut milk
60 g assorted berries
20 g hazelnuts, chopped
- Combine the chia seeds, oats, water and coconut milk. Stir well.
- Divide the mixture between 2 small bowls and leave to stand for 30 minutes (or prepare the night before and keep in the fridge).
- 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.