Paleo Chia Breakfast

The other morning my sister and I were in Arizona and she introduced me to “Chia Breakfast”. It was a special concoction of wonderment she had been creating and perfecting for several months. As she told me about the ingredients the left side of my brain lit up; high protein, iron, fiber and a cacophony of other nutrients that would be fantastic to ingest first thing in the morning. When she made it for me the next morning the right side of my brain had a mini sensation explosion; sweet flavors, distinctive texture and a satiating quality that kept me going well into mid-day. With a few simple changes I “paleoized” the recipe and have been using it ever since.

Paleo Chia Breakfast

¼ cup of chia seeds

1 scoop of paleo friendly protein powder

dash of cinnamon

1 cup almond milk

Fruit (I use half a banana, frozen raspberries or frozen blueberries)

Honey or Maple Syrup

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1)   Pour the chia seeds, cinnamon and protein powder in a cup and mix dry ingredients well.

2)   Add almond milk and stir well till all ingredients are mixed. Stir periodically over the next 30 minutes. (Once seeds have started to hydrate you can add a little honey or maple syrup if you want it a little sweeter)

3)   Time to eat when the chia mixture has the consistency of a thick porridge or oatmeal.

4)   Add fruit just before eating

5)   Enjoy and continue to hydrate well after meal as Chia will still be absorbing moisture. Keeps you satisfied longer.

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Nutrient Value: Calories 360, Protein 23g, Iron 20%, Calcium 63%


Leave comments below on how Paleo Chia Breakfast turned out for you! I would also love to know any variations anyone has tried. Bon appetit!

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