Carrot cake for breakfast anyone?
Who loves a good breakfast!? Me!
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I couldn’t agree more. If I don’t eat a good breakfast, I feel like I can’t concentrate during the mornings and it can make me kinda hangry.
At the weekends I love to make a big vegan fry up or have some avocado toasts or vegan oats, but when it comes to the week days I need to be a bit more practical with work. I usually have a vegan protein shake or some soy yogurt, but I needed some inspiration for quick breakfast recipes that I can take into work with me – and thankfully you guys came to the rescue 🙂 I am so for grateful for all my followers!
A few of you recommended chia breakfast puddings. I have seen some of these chia bowls online but hadn’t actually tried them before. The fact you can make them overnight gives them huge (vegan) brownie points as I needed something I don’t have to prep in the morning. Being able to make breakfast for a few days in advance is like heaven for me – trust me.
Chia seeds are an amazing way to kick-start your day. They are packed with nutrition, so packed that they are one of the most nutritious foods around. They contain protein and fibre (which is why they are keeping me so full till lunch time) omega 3 fatty acids and they are really high in anti-oxidants too keeping your immune system strong. They are great for weight loss as they boost your metabolism and energy. Because they absorb liquid easily (you will see what I mean when you make the recipe) your digestive process is slowed down slightly keeping you feeling nice and full.
You can make so many different flavors and recipes. I went with carrot cake as I liked the idea of eating carrot cake pudding for breakfast (who doesn’t?). But you can literally make anything – go crazy.
So if you are stuck for a healthy vegan breakfast option be sure to try this out. This recipe is nice to not only your body, but the planet and the animals too 🙂 yay! Have a good day – I am off diving tonight! Jess xx
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup of finely grated carrot
- 1 cup almond milk (or any other dairy free milk)
- 1 tbsp. of raisins/currents
- 1 tbsp. of pistachio nuts
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon
- 1 tsp. of nutmeg
- Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine them thoroughly
- Transfer the ingredients to a tub/mason jar with a lid
- Leave overnight or for at least 4 hours then enjoy!