BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE JAR
I’m trying to be a little more creative with my week-day breakfasts lately. Normally what happens is I wake up later than expected, think about just how much I have to get done in the day ahead of me, have a little freak out and just end up making a cup of tea and munching on a few biscuits.
I then get hungry about an hour in and just am not as productive as I could be. I figured it was probably worthwhile to take a little more time to start the day on the right foot.
This chia pudding smoothie jar is my new breakfast favourite and it’s got a kiwi heart in it which is enough to make me happy.
For the chia pudding:
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 200ml Alpro coconut milk (this stuff is seriously the best!)
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup to sweeten (optional)
Place all of the ingredients in an empty jam jar or tupperware and give it a good shake. Leave to soak overnight in the fridge. The chia seeds will absorb the coconut milk producing a gel-like consistency which makes the pudding hold.
For the smoothie:
- 200ml Alpro coconut milk
- 1 banana
- 6-8 frozen strawberries
- a handful of frozen blueberries
- 10-15 frozen raspberries
- a handful of ice cubes
Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Using frozen fruit means the smoothie has a thicker consistency and sits nicely on top of the chia pudding.
To make the kiwi hearts, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut a heart out of a slice of kiwi.
Start with a layer of chia pudding at the bottom of your jar. I wanted the kiwi hearts to really stick to the side of the jar for the photos so I used my finger to rub a little maple syrup on the side of the kiwi heart that was going to go against the jar. It’s obviously not an essential step but does work if you wondered how to get this effect.
Push the kiwi into the chia pudding making sure it’s totally pressed against the sides.
I’ve made this a few times and my favourite way to eat it is to mix it all together with a long spoon (totally destroying the layered effect), eat the bits of fruit and then drink it through a straw.
I don’t really know why I’m telling you that but if you were wondering how to tackle this guy, there you go!
I can’t wait to test out different colours with different fruit and make rows and rows of smoothie jars. I think I’m officially the ultimate food geek.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! xS