Sometimes you want more than just a smoothie for breakfast, and this is a much more filling version. The addition of chia seeds not only add texture but they are full of protein, making this a great pre or post gym breckie. Of course if you don’t have maca or acai powder you can make it without, I love the caramel flavour the maca gives. This is my go to breakfast when I need something I can carry with me to work, and it doesn’t matter if it gets a bit mushed up it tastes great all mixed together. Add any toppings you fancy or just some fresh fruit to finish it off.
For the smoothie…
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 white peach
tsp acai powder
tsp maca powder
1/4 cup cashew milk
For the chia pudding…
4 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup cashew milk
tbsp goji berries
For the topping…
What to do…
Place the smoothie ingredients in a blender and pulse until completely smooth. Empty the contents into a jar. Add the remaining cashew milk to the blender cup and shake to mix with the remnants of the smoothie that is left in the cup. This gives the cashew milk a nice flavour from the smoothie. Add the chia seeds and goji berries to the milk and shake again to combine.
Carefully pour the chia seed mixture on top of the smoothie mix in the jar. The two may combine slightly but this is ok.
Leave in the fridge overnight so that the chia seeds expand and soak up the milk and flavours.
In the morning top with coconut yoghurt (or equivalent), fresh berries and granola (see my recipe for granola here).
This makes one very big portion. You can of course split it into two and add more toppings instead….I’m very hungry in the mornings and I couldn’t even finish it.
Enjoy your overnight breakfast in a pot.