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What to cook for breakfast is always a big question. And to make something different and new every time is really a big task. It should be fast, easy, quick, tasty, new, not boring and what not. Calm down, I am just a woman not a superwoman. How can I whip up new recipes every day? If this is your every morning, I am here to help you. Here is a very fun recipe for you. Besides it contains, chia seeds, honey, almond milk, mixed nuts, so basically everything healthy. If you and your family have a sweet tooth (or rather sweet teeth!) this bowl of goodness is perfect for you, as it is sweet but not unhealthy. You can also involve your family in preparing this healthy bowl. This, to some extent doubles for an Indian sweet dish called kheer, with the only difference that this is way healthier compared to your regular vermicelli kheer. You will find most of the ingredients in your kitchen so you can make this recipe any given day. Rich in proteins, calcium, and Vitamin C, this recipe is an answer to many diseases and dysfunctions in the body. Packed with mixed nuts, orange juice and almond milk, it is a kid’s favourite. Low on fats and carbs, it helps to stay fit to the health freaks. What are you waiting for, get inside the kitchen and start preparing this wholesome bowl of awesomeness.
2 cups almond milk
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 tablespoon orange zest
1/4th cup orange juice
2 tablespoon honey
6 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoon mixed nuts
Blend together the almond milk, ginger, orange zest and juice and honey
Pour this mixture over the chia seeds in a medium mixing bowl, and mix it well. Keep stirring after every five minutes. Do this for half an hour.
Place this mixture in the fridge at least for two hours, and preferably overnight. Divide it in 4 serving bowls. Add mixed nuts and serve.
Health Benefits/Nutritional Value
Almond: It is a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, protein, Folate (Vitamin B9) Choline, Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Potassium. Almonds boost memory, provide instant energy.
Ginger: Ginger is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, in nature, helps to detoxify the body. It is a rich source of dietary fibre, folate and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.
Orange: Orange is rich in Vitamin C, improves digestion, aids metabolism. It is also rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Both, the peel and the juice of orange, are usable and edible, the peel of orange fruit is called orange zest.
Organic Honey: Organic honey is a healthy alternative to regular white sugar (contains 38.2% of fructose, 31.3% of glucose)
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, protein, calcium and minerals like manganese, magnesium and phosphorous.
Mixed nuts: Mixed nuts are protein rich, with a lot of vitamins and minerals, they do not contain any cholesterol, and are low in fat.
You can substitute almond milk with soy milk, but please do not replace it with regular milk as the recipe contains orange juice. It might lead to adverse effects.
You can replace honey with maple syrup or brown sugar.
You can also add any fresh fruits to the above recipe to make it tastier.
You can also replace freshly grated ginger with dry ginger powder.
You can add vanilla extract to add another dash of flavour to this flavorful recipe.
If your family doesn’t like or eat chia seeds this is one of the best options to make them eat chia seeds. They will fall in love with this recipe and chia seeds before they realize that it contains chia seeds. I bet, instead of turning up their nose, they will ask for more and more. What better way to stay happy and healthy?
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