What the hell do you do with chia seeds?

Peanutbutter and Jelly Chia breakfast pot

I have seen those amazing overnight breakfast pots everywhere. When I say everywhere I mean online, because I don’t know anyone who has actually made one. They look tasty, and healthy and quick and that is what I am looking for. I’m in the alarming (and expensive) habit of buying my breakfast every day, and since I am an accounting dork I just worked out that is costing me £1,300 a year. THAT IS A HOLIDAY DAMN IT.

So overnight breakfast pots is the answer. First step was to find out what the hell chia seeds are…

“chia is a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and fibre”

Ah sure.

But they are meant to be good for breakfast, so here goes. I have made the dubious decision to mix oats in here because I am a rebel like that. I essentially just made the chia/oat base and then added whatever the hell I wanted – which in this case was a PB&J.

PB&J Chia Oat breakfast pot

Base Mix

1x tablespoons of chia seeds
1x tablespoons of oats
1/2 cup of water
3x tablespoons of coconut milk

All you do is whack it all in a container and then leave it in the fridge overnight…literally that is all. I went for using mostly water because a) I don’t want to waste my money buying fancy cans of coconut milk all the time and b) you still get a nice coconut flavour from just a bit. And if you want it to be super creamy just add some coconut cream. Don’t feel bogged down by the above, if all you have is cows milk then use that. If you don’t like coconut use almond milk or whatever you damn well want to. As long as you are adding liquid to the chia you are all good (has anyone tried alcohol??? Boozy brunch???).

 

Fun stuff

I wanted a PB&J-ish breakfast and I really couldn’t be bothered going to the supermarket, so I used a handful of raspberries that really had seen better days, a teaspoon of peanut butter and a slosh of maple syrup for sweetness. I also had some crushed almonds that I threw in for added fun. I added this all in the morning once the base mix had gathered its strength.

Combos that I want to try:

– Blueberry and banana

– Pear and walnut

 

This is really a breakfast I can get behind, throw it together leave it for a while and add some good bits. AMAZING.

8 Comments

  1. April 6, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    I loooove chia puds!!

  2. April 6, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Do you have to cook it in the morning? Or do you literally just eat it like cereal?
    I don’t think I want to calculate my breakfast bill!

    • runawaykiwi@gmail.com
      May 31, 2015 / 7:43 pm

      Nope don’t have to cook it, it just absorbs over night so in the morning you can just eat away.

  3. April 7, 2015 / 12:11 am

    I add chia seeds to my water. I first “cook” say a tablespoon with abit of water to make them gel-like and then add them to a litre of water that I drink throughout the whole day. They are really great for working out, it hydrates you and keeps you energised for a long time. Love Chia!!! 🙂

    • runawaykiwi@gmail.com
      May 31, 2015 / 7:44 pm

      Ooo interesting!

  4. Roshni
    April 7, 2015 / 4:04 am

    Because I don’t want to buy milk all the time because I never use the whole bottle – I blitz cashews and water as a ‘milk’ for this 🙂 then add coconut shreds

    • runawaykiwi@gmail.com
      May 31, 2015 / 7:44 pm

      That’s cool, do you need a super powerful blender?