I love having this for breakfast, it's super easy to make, full of so many ingredients that are amazing for you, and it is so filling and satisfying, easily staving off hunger until lunch time rolls around. Hemp, chia, and flax seeds all provide a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. In fact, hemp seeds contain all 9 essential amino acids(the proteins our body cannot produce on their own). Chia seeds are a great thing to add to your first meal of the day as they having energy boosting properties. Flax seeds are extremely high in fiber, they support detoxification within the body and increase nutrient absorption. I suggest grinding flax seeds to get the most nutritional benefit from them. Soaked seeds are also great for you as soaking them makes the nutrients more available for you bod to use. For this recipe I also recommend using rolled oats, not quick cook oats. Oats provide slow-releasing carbohydrates that keep blood sugar in check and support sustainable energy making them another great edition to your breakfast. I love using dried mango and coconut for flavor, sweetness, texture, and added nutrition but feel free to use whatever dried fruits you prefer, dates, raisins, and sultanas would be great as well. I find the fruit sweetens it enough for me, but if you have a sweet tooth I suggest drizzling in your favorite sweetener such as maple syrup or honey. All in all this is a deeply nourishing, high protein breakfast that'll keep your digestion on point, your tummy flat and happy and your energy levels up.
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FOR THIS RECIPE YOU'LL NEED
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/2 cup chopped dried mango
- 1/2 cup dried shredded coconut
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 a cup almond milk to serve
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit to serve
- Add all the dry ingredients to a large jar and shake to combine.
- Portion out 1 cup per serving into a glass jar and add 1 cup almond milk.
- Leave in the fridge to soak over night or at least a few hours.
- Top the soaked mixture with almond milk and your fruit of choice also feel free to add a sweetener such as maple syrup but I put enough fruit that I don't find it needs it.
- Eat straight out of the jar, and enjoy the benefits of this super nutritious meal!