Spring is finally here, yay! If you're like me and are tired of porridge from winter, this is exciting as it means spring breakfasts are back!
One of our favourite breakfasts to prep the night before, is a classic overnight chia. I've included a basic recipe for a tropical chia pudding, which you can change / play around with for different flavours.
Presentation is everything right? We love including a range of colourful toppings to make this a beautiful breakfast, not just yummy. You can play around with any fruit combos to find you're fave. Our go to is the classic banana berry duo.
Serving this in a white bowl looks great, but come summer I can imagine it would look amazing in these bamboo pinneapple bowls.
The general rule mum's taught us for as long as I can remember, is that who you're eating with and where you are counts for the majority of enjoyment during a meal. I couldn't agree more, because nothing beats good company and surroundings. That;s why I recommend finding somewhere with lot of natural light, near some form of nature to eat this. Beginning the day this way, puts us in a peaceful state to start the day.
Basic chia pudding
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/4 cup of desiccated coconut
1 1/2 cups of your preferred nut milk
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of colourful, seasonal fruit of your choice
Juice of half a lemon
Mint to garnish
1. Put half chia seeds into a large bowl mix with coconut, nut milk, cinnamon and vanilla, and any other add ins you'd like to include. Cover with beeswax wrap, and leave for at least 30 minutes in the fridge, or prep the night before.
2. Chop up colourful fruit of choice and layer on one side of the bowl, as well as roasted nuts and coconut.
3. Squeeze lemon juice on top, and garnish with a sprig of mint. Viola!
4. The last but definitely not least step, is to find a light, bright spot to eat this somewhere near nature.*
*If you can't find this at home, find a park on the way to work or uni/school to eat this in. My favourite spot to do this on the way to Uni classes is the Auckland Domain. I use these ever eco containers and travel cutlery to take to uni otherwise these Robert Gordon containers are great if you're taking a big meal.