3 easy peasy nutritious breakfasts featuring quinoa, tahini and chia seeds

Gluten Free. Vegan. Raw. Dairy Free.

Nutritious Breakfasts featuring Quinoa, Chia & Tahini. Gluten Free. Vegan. Raw. Dairy Free.
Nutritious Breakfasts featuring Quinoa, Chia & Tahini. Gluten Free. Vegan. Raw. Dairy Free.

Featured on The Chalkboard Mag | photos by Morgan Ione Yeager

CITRUS CASHEW CHIA PUDDING

INGREDIENTS: (Serves 2)

1 cup cashews, soaked overnight

1/2 cup chia seeds

juice of 2 large oranges

zest of 1 orange

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp sweetener- honey or maple - optional

  1. Soak the chia seeds in a little water until glutinous and "jelly like" (about 5 mins) Transfer to a bowl
  2. Drain the cashews and transfer to a high speed blender, add the orange and zest and blend well.
  3. Add to the chia mixture and stir in the coconut, coconut oil and sweetener
  4. Serve with your favourite homemade crunchy granola (this hazelnut, cacao and orange recipe would be perfect!) or fresh fruit.
  5. OPTION: Add spices like ginger or cinnamon. Fruit like cranberries or persimmons OR go crazy and add a little fresh basil! Go on, do it!
Apple, Cinnamon and Vanilla Quinoa Porridge
Apple, Cinnamon and Vanilla Quinoa Porridge

APPLE, CINNAMON AND VANILLA QUINOA PORRIDGE

INGREDIENTS: (serves 2)

1 cup quinoa

2 apples, grated

1 vanilla bean (or a dash of vanilla extract if you can't find this)

1 cinnamon stick (or 1 tbsp ground cinnamon)

1 tsp+ honey - optional

1 cup homemade cashew milk (1 cup cashews to 3 parts water) OR full fat coconut milk

walnuts or hazelnuts, crushed to serve

  1. Throw the quinoa, 1/2 the grated apple, the vanilla, cinnamon, honey, 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of the milk into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stirring to make sure the bottom doesn't burn.
  2. Cover, turn off the heat and let steam for about 10 minutes
  3. When ready, add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk and over low heat stir through until thick. Taste test and adjust flavours to suit your taste buds.
  4. Remove the vanilla and cinnamon.
  5. Serve with remaining grated apple, your favourite nuts and perhaps a drizzle of honey or pinch of cinnamon.
  6. OPTION add some cardamom or ginger for a spicy twist!
Tahini, Banana and Honey on Toast

TAHINI, BANANA + HONEY ON TOAST

INGREDIENTS

Your favourite bread (i love a good sourdough)

tahini (or any nut butter of choice)

honey (or maple if you're vegan)

banana, sliced

  1. I mean, this one really is a no brainer!
  2. Toast the bread
  3. Spread the tahini on the toast and then evenly mix a little honey into it
  4. Place the banana pieces on top and gently "smash" them with a fork
  5. Enjoy immediately!