A simple -semi raw- pleasure to start your day.
-1 glass of pure coconut water
for: hydration, anti-aging, digestion and metabolism, b-complex vitamins (good for vegetarians!), minerals (iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc), vitamin-C and most notable: electrolyte potassium (also in bananas) to balance the fluids in your body
– a few table spoons of chia seeds
overnight: add water till just above the seeds and let it cool for a night)
instant: add hot water till just above the seeds and let it absorb for about 5 minutes. then mix it.
this superfood is an absolute plus for your breakfast. the pudding may seem unusual at first, but it tastes delicious once you know how to add good ingredients. and most important, it contains a list of benefits to kick start your day
for: necessary omega-3 fats (regulates cholesterol), blood sugar regulation, fiber, antioxidants, minerals and many others
-some dried mulberries
for: a great amount of vitamin-c, iron (vegetarians!), vitamin-k, potassium, magnesium and vitamin-b complex
–a few spoons of naturally sweetened (no sugar) soy yoghurt (I used Provamel). you could keep this recipe raw and make some more chia pudding, but the soy yoghurt makes it softer and creamier.
for: calcium, vitamin-d and low in cholesterol
-a sliced banana or baby sugar banana
for: cardiovascular protection from potassium (remember the coconut water) and fiber
–a spoon of flax seed (an absolute super food, which is becoming pretty popular in culinary culture)
for: omega-3 fat, fiber and anti-oxidants which help to balance the female hormones (and yes that hormonal imbalance occurs more than you’d think)
-unsweetened shredded coconut for a lovely taste
for: your cardiovascular system and fat-burning, but most important: the taste! it tastes like a healthy bounty for breakfast (and in case you love that: replace the banana by pure cacao nibs)
In reality, if you collect all the ingredients, this recipe is pretty simple. I’ve always enjoyed breakfast, but this one even made me come late for class.
“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -Buddha