Almond Butter Chia Breakfast

Almond Butter Chia Breakfast

We all know that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day.” It sets us up for an energy-filled day or it zaps our energy before we even have any (doughnuts, I’m looking at you…)

I don’t know about you, but breakfast is definitely the trickiest meal for me. Mostly because I’m only half awake. And people who are only half awake rarely make great food choices. Am I right?

Today is your lucky day. I’m here to share with you some fail-safe ways to make better breakfast choices!

 

Prep your breakfast the night before (or even for the whole week!)

This is a trick that consistently helps me to make better choices. I prep smoothie ingredients the night before. I make granola bars on the weekend to have for the week. And I make several days worth of chia breakfast in advance so it’s ready to grab-and-go. When you prep things the night before (or for the week) you take the guesswork out of choosing a healthy breakfast. This means less chance of reaching for a doughnut and a better chance of getting a filling, satisfying start to your day.

 

Variety is the spice of life.

I get bored with the same thing every. single. day. My guess would be that you do as well. Make a plan for your week-- maybe it’s smoothies on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and chia breakfast on Tuesday and Thursday. Or maybe you want granola bars for three days and end your week with smoothies. Whatever you go with for a plan, be sure to mix it up. Not only does it keep you from becoming bored with your breakfast, but you’ll also be mixing up the nutrients and health benefits that your body will get from your food each day.

 

Don’t forget: Fiber, Fat, Protein.

Each meal you eat (and snack too!) should aim to include some of each of these. Fiber will help fill you up, fat will keep you feeling fuller for longer, and protein will give you the energy you need. In this recipe, chia seeds are your powerhouse. They contain 100% more fiber than bran flakes and 500% more protein than kidney beans. Your delicious fat source will come from the almond butter.

So let’s get this breakfast party started! Go make several servings of this and you’ll be ready for the week!

 

Almond Butter Chia Breakfast
Serves 2

Ingredients:
⅔ c almond milk
2.5 TBSP chia seeds
½ tsp vanilla
2 heaping TBSP almond butter
Fresh fruit of your choice for topping

 

Directions:
Add almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla, and almond butter into a food processor. Pulse several times, until almond butter is incorporated. Divide into two dishes (I like the tiny mason jars for ease of travel!) and put into refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, but preferably overnight.
In the morning, stir your mixture up, add berries and enjoy! Additional servings will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 

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