Outside-the-Cereal-Box Breakfast Treat

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp dried goji berries (or any dried fruits like raisins or prunes)
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp dried coconut flakes
  • Powdered cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg OR pumpkin pie spice to taste (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tsp raw cacao nibs (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp almond or cashew butter (optional)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup fresh blueberries (or any other berries)
  • Hot (not boiling) water
  • Unsweetened almond or soy milk (or any other non-dairy, unsweetened milk)

Putting it together:

Layer the chia seeds, dried fruits, nuts, and coconut flakes into a bowl.  Drizzle hot (not boiling) water to cover all ingredients.  Wait 5 minutes and notice texture of chia seeds.  If they are still too “crunchy”, add more hot water and wait a few minutes.  Once the chia seeds are at the desired texture, add a few sprinkles of the spices and the nut-butter if desired and mix.  Add the non-dairy milk (to cover ingredients) and top with the fresh berries.  For the chocoholics who need a pick-me-up, the addition of 1-2 tsp raw cacao nibs gives texture AND an energy jolt.  Bon appetit!

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