A zesty 3 ingredients chia seeds breakfast recipe made.
This is a quick and easy overnight prep breakfast idea with only 3 ingredients. Chia seeds provide omega 3 fatty acids and are a source of fibre which helps support digestion. Lemon peel is high in Vitamin C and has a heating quality, which helps to improve the agni/digestive fire. I used pomegranate seeds as a topping because not only they are delicious but they are high in antioxidants and Vitamin C which boost the immune system. Although this can be taken as a breakfast, I sometimes have it in between meals it I want a filling and nutritious snack or after a workout.
The final result should be a gooey like consistency, zesty in taste and refreshing. Chia seeds expand in water and it is said that the best way to eat them to get the full benefits is by soaking them in water. This also makes them easier to digest.
If eaten raw (which I often do on my salads) they can absorb the water in the body so maintain hydration throughout the day. I eat chia seeds daily especially if I workout because I find they boost my energy levels. I also add them to my smoothies or breakfast bowls if I have porridge.
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 medium size glass of water (about 120ml)
Grated lemon peel (I grated about 1/2 lemon peel which was enough to get the zesty, citrus taste).
Mix everything together in a glass container, seal it and leave it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
I also added pomegranate seeds on top for the taste but also for their amazing benefits mentioned above.