High powered chia breakfast.

Spoil yourself to a high powered chia breakfast packed with healthy protein and omega’s – throw in some berries for antioxidant’s and a little thinly sliced banana for potassium – add warm almond milk and a drizzle of coconut nectar, and you have yourself a kings breakfast!

Chia – so easy to make, underrated, this breakfast ought to be on every breakfast menu in the world. Everyone would benefit from consuming this at least once per week. Versatile – any fruit will compliment chia together with non dairy milk.

Use chia as a power breakfast, pop it into your smoothies, make delicious desserts and, use chia in place egg.

Serves 3:

Ingredients:

50 grams chia (soak in boiled water)
3 x 250ml almond milk
2 bananas (sliced)
6 large strawberries (quartered)
9 raspberries (whole)
coconut nectar

To make:

Add your chia to a bowl together with boiled water. Chia grows to about 3-4 times it’s size, so add two x 250ml water first, then add more as you require and allow to soak for a couple of minutes. You will end up with a ‘gooey’ texture.

Whilst that is happening – prepare your fruit, and heat up your almond milk on a low temperature.

Add your chia mix to your milk and stir until smooth and desired temperature. Serve to your breakfast bowls and garnish with your choice of fruit. A final drizzle of coconut nectar to finish off and enjoy!

P.S. – Please note that the consistency of your breakfast is a personal choice, should you wish for your bowl of chia to be thicker in consistency, then add less milk or more chia to the mix. This for me is just perfect!

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Watermelon

Watermelons are considered great summer fruits which help the body to retain its water content. But watermelons are much more that.Here are some health benefits of having watermelon juice.

1.Watermelon juice is rich in vitamins and minerals:

Just like every other fruit is rich in its share of minerals and vitamins, watermelon too cannot be left out. Watermelon juice is rich in Vitamin A, B, C, potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, zinc, antioxidants and other nutrients. Having a tall glass of watermelon juice for breakfast is a good way to satisfy many of your nutritional needs.

2.Watermelon juice aids bone strength:

Known to prevent many bone related ailments including various types of arthritis. Because it contains calcium, it can help to strengthen the basic bone structure of your body.

3.Low calorie stomach filler:

Replace the foods with watermelon juice without sugar as it is known to have very few calories. Its high water content which is low in cholesterol and fat will fill your stomach too. Forget about looking for low-fat or low calories foods, simply switch to watermelon juice.

4.It gives a burst of energy:

Many experts recommend drinking watermelon juice with breakfast because it gives you a boost of energy. The natural sugars and high water content in watermelon juice will give your body the energy its needs to use throughout the day. If there is going to be a day when you have no spare time and you need to skip breakfast, having a tall glass of watermelon juice may be enough to keep you going.

5. Great for cardiovascular diseases:

If you have a heart condition or you just want to make sure that you maintain good cardiovascular health, you should consume more watermelon juice. It contains an antioxidant called lycopene which reduces inflammation of blood vessels that lead to heart strokes. It also alleviates high blood pressure and diabetes which are known to be the two biggest culprits of heart attacks.

6.It is known to prevent cancer:

Experts still recommend the consumption of this fruit for maximum benefits. Because of the presence of antioxidants that fight the damaging effects of free radicals, watermelon juice may prevent various cancers including prostrate cancer and colon cancer.

7.It helps in recovery from muscle soreness and fatigue:

It is known to stabilize heartbeat rate after exercise and reduce muscle fatigue. When watermelon is consumed before a workout, it is known to soothe blood vessels and improve circulation because of the presence of an amino acid called L-citrulline. It has also been found that the body absorbs L-citrulline directly from natural watermelon much better than it does from artificial supplements.

Stunning blended fresh – add  a  fresh sprig of mint and a squeeze of lime or lemon!

~ Active Vegan ~