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Light Banting Breakfasts – Chia & Blueberry Pots

A lot of people falsely assume that as a Banter, I can pretty much only have bacon and eggs for breakfast. WRONG!

The is a huge selection of breakfast foods I choose to enjoy that don’t include sugar laden breakfast cereals and toast. Some of my favorites are in fact bacon and eggs, or poached eggs on Avo, smoothies and low carb rusks. The difference is partly in the preparation. For example, my smoothies don’t contain any banana or other fruits high in carbs, aside from berries. 

But one of my favorites is a Chia and Berry Pot. This morning I made Blueberry, Chia and Coconut pots for breakfast:

Banting Chia Blueberry cup

I love it because it’s pretty, it’s tasty and it’s quick to make! Not to mention that Chai seeds are incredibly healthy!

 
Image result for chia seed benefitsTo top things off, chia seeds are a “whole grain” food, are usually grown organically, are non-GMO and naturally free of gluten. Bottom Line: Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.
 
 
 
After my Instagram this morning, a few of you asked me how I made my berry and Chia pots. And while there are a thousand references online and recipes to follow, I will say, this, I don’t follow a recipe, I just layer it all together until I have the desired textures, flavors and volume I want, so here goes, I’m going to try and detail my way of doing Chia pots for you.
P.S. I also don’t soak my Chia seeds first, I use them as is and allow the pot to stand for a few minutes before eating, this gives the Chia seeds a chance to develop that nice guey consistency that they create.
Blueberry, Coconut & Chia Pots
A delicious, light, nutritious low carb high fat breakfast.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
236 calories
40 g
33 g
10 g
2 g
6 g
199 g
13 g
32 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
199g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236
Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 6g
29%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 33mg
11%
Sodium 13mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 40g
13%
Dietary Fiber 4g
14%
Sugars 32g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
24%
Calcium
3%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Full cream or double cream plain yoghurt
  2. Cup of Blueberries
  3. Chia seeds
  4. Low Carb Granola
  5. Honey
  6. Cocnut shavings
Instructions
  1. Choosing the ramekin or pot you'd like to serve in.
  2. Start with a layer of Low Carb Granola (Raising Super Heroes has a great recipe for this) in the bottom.
  3. Layer two tablespoons of yoghurt on top
  4. A layer of Blueberries (you can puree them too first)
  5. Then a couple of teaspoons of Chia seeds
  6. Another layer of yoghurt
  7. Keep layering until your bowl or ramekin is full.
  8. Top off with some coconut shavings, blueberries and a teaspoon or raw honey.
Notes
  1. Allow to stand for a minimum of 10 minutes before serving to allow the Chia seeds to swell and get gooey.
  2. This also keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days.
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calories
236
fat
10g
protein
2g
carbs
40g
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The Blessed Barrenness http://www.theblessedbarrenness.co.za/
 Also, please ignore the nutritional values on this recipe card, it’s a beta version of a plug in I use and is not accurate. There is no way that it contains 40g’s of carbs, I can assure you of that! 

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply GetFitHappyHealthy (@getfithappy)

    I have never tried chia seeds before, this looks delish though!

    June 30, 2016 at 12:39 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      They are delicious in any dairy or smoothie meal and also to use to make porridge.

      June 30, 2016 at 1:58 pm

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