I love fresh fruit for breakfast, but sometimes depending on the time of year you just can’t get the good stuff like Cherries, Raspberries, Mangoes etc. So where the season fails me, the freezer section at the grocery store does not! I love buying frozen fruit, especially living in North Queensland where it’s always a thousand degrees hot, using frozen fruit is the best way to start the day on a cool note.
One of my favourite ways to prepare said fruit for breakfast is as a smoothie. They are quick to make and eat (which is great when you have to be at work early in the morning) and best of all they are filling. When I have more time I like to make a bit more of an effort and create smoothie bowls. This is one of my latest creations. Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂
Prep time – 5 mins + over night for the Chia pudding, Serves 1.
Chia Pudding & Cherry Berry Bliss Smoothie Bowl
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup milk (almond milk, coconut milk, cow’s milk, the choice is yours)
1 tsp cinnamon sugar
1 handful frozen raspberries
1 handful frozen cherries
1 handful frozen diced mango
1 cold banana
- To make the chia pudding you will need to start the day before as the chia seeds take time to soak up the milk. In a glass place your chia seeds, milk and cinnamon sugar, mix well and leave in the fridge over night. The next morning you should have a thick pudding of chia seeds. Add more milk and stir if too thick.
- In a food processor or blender ( I used my old magic bullet) place banana, raspberries, cherries and mango and top with cold water. If you wish you may also at this point add some protein powder or other supplements. Blend until smooth.
- In a shallow bowl pour your smoothie and top with chia pudding. I also like to place a few additional fruits on top for some more interest and the fact that its delicious!