Chia Bowl Loaded with Good Stuff

lunch on 3 Oct 2014: chia bowl with fruit and granola, veggie straws, and grapes
lunch on 3 Oct 2014: chia bowl with fruit and granola, veggie straws, and grapes

Today’s Fun Friday Lunch is a sweet and crunchy chia bowl loaded with fruit—frozen mixed berries, bananas, and chopped dates—and topped with homemade granola. I had a little of this chia concoction for my breakfast/late morning, post-critique snack and it was just the pick-me-up I needed. Seriously, chia seeds are the greatest thing ever.

Here’s how to make your own chia bowl:

Sweet and Crunchy Chia Bowl
  • 1 cup vanilla soy, almond or rice milk
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 large ripe banana, chopped into small chunks
  • 2 medjool dates, diced
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (frozen is fine)
Toppings
  • granola
  • shredded coconut
  • nuts
  • pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  • raisins

Stir together the milk, chia seeds, and fruit in a small container with a lid. Put it in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. The chia seed mixture with get quite thick, as the chia seeds work their magic. To finish off the chia bowl, top with your favorite crunchy toppings.

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