I am one of those people who struggle with getting up and moving in the morning……. it’s one of those things we have to do but not necessarily enjoying doing. It took me few month to get myself into a routine where I am actually looking forward to each morning! Yes yes you heard me right!!! My alarm is set for 6:30 (the goal is eventually move it to as early as 5:45, but hey few months ago it was set for 7:30) I start my morning by immediately doing my 20 minute ab workout (I promise to get into detail about it in one of my next blogs) then I jump into every girl routine: shower, makeup, hair…… But here comes the part that I am super excited about!!! I love love love creating my morning breakfasts!!! That where my Healthy Pretty Yummy comes in play … I became obsessed with creating my smoothie bowls and I would love to share my passion for Healthy Pretty Yummy breakfasts with you too!!!
How do I make them:
I always make my Chia Seed Pudding the night before. As you may know chia seeds packed with all sorts of good stuff like omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, fiber, protein and antioxidants. The reason why we need to make this pudding the night before is that chia seeds absorb up to 10 times their weight in water (well I use Greek yogurt or almond milk or combination of both). I mix these ingredients all together (I use 3 – 4 table spoons of yogurt, splash of almond milk, 2 table spoons of chia seeds and one tea spoon of flaxseed):
This is how my pudding looks like after I mix all the ingredients together.
In the morning when I am ready to eat my Yummy breakfast I blend fruits/vegies (I use Nutri Ninja Bullet to make my smoothies). I always freeze the night before few fruits (banana and pineapple, or any other fruits you planning to use that morning) the reason behind freezing is that it gives your richer smoothie taste (you can pretend you have ice-cream or slushy for breakfast). On the picture below I used frozen banana, few slices of frozen pineapple, few frozen strawberries, few slices cooked beets, not frozen (you can boil or bake it) and few cherries, not frozen (don’t forget to remove seeds) and I added a splash of almond milk.
So your smoothie would look like this
My favorite part of making Yummy breakfast is decorating, mixing and adding fruit. This is the photo of that exact smoothie with Chia Seed Pudding that I described below. Enjoy this Healthy Pretty Yummy!!!!!
These are my smoothie bowl that I made in the last few weeks: