Pomegranate and Chia Seed No Cook Breakfast in a Jar
I created this recipe by accident. By all accounts this was a happy accident. The other morning I was busy trying out my new camera (words cannot express the excitement I had about this), attempting to learn how it works after using my Canon Rebel for the last seven years. In the meantime was starving.
I kept thinking about what we had on hand that would be an easy and quick breakfast...and then in addition, what would be pretty and an excuse to practice using my camera. It came together in my head in a matter of seconds. Occasionally I feel smart and surprise myself.
And alas, being pretty is one thing, but thankfully this tastes as good as it looks and the recipe didn't need any reworking.
So this was super easy and allowed me to get back to work in no time at all. I love meals like that! I've been eating quite a bit of chia seeds lately and knew (after some practice) to add a good amount of maple syrup to the almond milk I soak it in for a sweet flavor. The pomegranate seeds were already really sweet and the granola I bought at my local grocery/health food store was a no brainer as the last addition.
At first I intended for this to be a meal on the go, which it totally can be. Great for work or traveling. Then after I took some shots with the new camera, for some reason I got a really bad craving to eat it as a cereal. Probably because I never eat cereal anymore. And so that experience (voraciously eating this homemade cereal) was pretty great, not going to lie.
The thing with this breakfast is that it's versatile and simple at the same time. Make it a breakfast in a jar, make it a cereal or make it a muesli (I have yet to try, but have no doubt it would be very very good). It takes no time! For reals. I think I made this in about 5 to 10 minutes.
Pomegranate and Chia Seed Healthy and Quick on the Go Breakfast
- 1/2 cup of granola
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds
- 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
- 3/4 cup of almond milk for chia seeds
- Extra almond milk for cereal
- Pour the 1/4 cup of chia seeds in a bowl with 3/4 of almond milk. Stir to make sure all chia seeds have been covered with the milk and then place in the fridge. Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes or so you will notice that the chia seeds have expanded. You can always let them sit for longer (or add more milk if needed), but I've found this short amount of time works for me.
- In a regular sized mason jar, add 1/4 cup of granola to the bottom of the jar.
- Add half of the chia seeds over the granola.
- Add 1/4 cup of the pomegranate seeds over the chia seeds.
- Repeat steps 3-5 until jar is full.
To take on the go, just add a lid to the jar. If you'd like to eat this as cereal, pour the contents out of the jar into a bowl and add more milk to your hearts delight.
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