Chia bircher bowl

October 3, 2021 at 10:21 pm (breakfast, B_(3 stars, like), Grains, Other) ()

When I looked through my new cookbook Whole Food Cooking Every Day, one of the first sections that interested me was the one for chia bircher bowls. I’m always looking for new, quick, filling, nutritious breakfast ideas. Derek isn’t a fan of chia pudding, and no one liked the two “overnight oats” recipes I’ve tried, but maybe this combo would be more of a hit? It took me a while to find the hemp seeds, but finally I got some and was ready to try the recipe.

For the base chia oat bircher bowl you soak whole almonds overnight, then grind them up in a blender along with water, rolled oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, ground flax seeds, vanilla, cinnamon. and salt. Then you let the whole thing sit for at least 20 minutes, or overnight in the fridge. It’s pretty easy, and I liked that the author gives weight measurements for everything. You don’t even need any measuring cups! The final product is nutty with a pretty clear flax/hemp flavor, which I found pleasant. Derek at first wouldn’t even try it. He was grossed out by the slightly slimy consistency that the ground up chia and flax creates. Eventually I got him to try it with some sliced bananas and some other toppings, and he said it was “edible.” Alma was also not a fan. I actually liked it. It’s not super exciting but it tastes fine and I liked the very stable energy it gave me all morning. No hunger and no sugar crashes. I want to try the apple-citrus chia bircher bowl next time, but maybe I’ll halve the recipe and just make two servings, as probably I’m the only one. whois going to eat it.

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