I love my chia for breakfast. It is one of the blandest foods on the planet so it takes flavours really well. I love adding nuts, coconut, fruit, vanilla and cinnamon to it to add flavour, nutrition and texture.
Traditional bircher muesli was developed around the 1900’s in Switzerland by a physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital. It was designed to maximise the nutrients and absorbability of foods to help patients to heal and recover. It is still popular today and is recommended by many naturopaths as a great breakfast. Using traditional methods of soaking your grains combined with nuts, grated apple, seeds, yoghurt and milk/juice all help the digestive system. Plus it is delicious!
Chia seeds need to be soaked also to release their great healing properties (see here for all about Chia). I prefer them to oats as they have more nutrients and I prefer the lightness of them (Oats make me very hungry soon after, chia has always satisfied me till lunch!). Best of all making up a big batch of this once a week makes it really easy in the morning to just take out a couple of teaspoons and eat straight away. The kids love it too- win win!
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