Being Home and my Go-to Breakfast
Being home after six years of living abroad was always going to be strange. I’m constantly looking for my place here, finding my way back into peoples lives, finding my way back into my own life from a long time ago. I have to relearn how things work here, whose schedule can fit me in, and what schedule to make for myself.
I have a knack for starting over in new places, but home is filled with nostalgia, and old memories, and my old bedroom packed full of all the books I’ve read and the cards I’ve been given and my two cats that sit right next to me as I type.
Finding a new routine has been a little challenging however I think I'm off to a good start with this breakfast that takes no time to make, is full of fibre, protein and good healthy fats to keep you full and tastes incredible.
So here you go, my chia pudding fruit salad.
My favorite combo at the moment is papaya, blackberries and mango. The tang from the blackberries goes so well with the tropical sweetness of papaya and mango. I also like to add gooseberries when I can find them.
I like making my chia pudding with a bit of added protein just to keep me full for longer, it also adds a nice thick consistency. This is completely optional, however I do love the Chocolate Warrior Blend. You could also add cacao powder to get a similar chocolate flavor or skip the decadence and keep it simple.
FRUITY CHIA PUDDING
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup of wholegrain oats
- 3/4 cup plant milk or liquid of choice
- 1 tbsp Protein Powder of choice
- A pinch of cinnamon
- 1 mango
- 1/4 papaya
- 1/4 cup blackberries
- 1/2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- Small handful of almonds
- In a medium sized bowl mix chia seeds, oats, protein powder, cinnamon and liquid. Allow to sit for 5-10min while you cut your fruit.
- Chop your mango, papaya and wash your berries.
- Add fruit to chia pudding and top with seeds and almonds.