My perfect breakfast, El Médano, a delicious beginning for a hell of a day. Stocking up on goodness, charged and ready for whatever may come next: sports, work or simply, messing around. Babe, I simply love the ritual, a chi parfait, a pot of hot roasted green tea, a tray and solitude. Sometimes, it can be ten minutes, others, more and maybe work. So I guess, without this cereal-pudding-parfait I wouldn´t feel the same: full of energy.
Above all, a Chia Parfait has tons of combinations and is easily made. Today, I mix half chia and half oats, soaked overnight in a homemade cashew milk.
Swirling the chia seeds into liquid and letting them be for a few hours is key to gut healing benefits. It all comes down to a substance called mucilage, a jelly coating that forms around the seed. Chia is tiny but full of power, an extra on hidration and a natural inflamation fighter.
In terms of gut health and digestion, the seeds are incredibly rich in soluble fibre helping to create a healthy microbiome. Full of Omega-3 fatty acids, they will fuel your brain to produce more happy hormones like serotinin.
I started out with a pure chia parfait and premade veggie milks. Lately I have restructured my recipe including overnight soaked oats, simply great because of their big amount of slow carbohidrates and essential fatties. Oatmeal also feeds the good bacteria and helps a healthy gut flora.
My favourite homemade milk is a cashew one. So get ready for an extra shot of selenium, zinc, manganese and copper. The precious nut is also full of surpises: healthy fats, calcium, B12, iron, providing our body with a layer of protection.
I usually include fresh fruit: a chopped banana, papaya or whatever is local.
Ingredients For Parfait:
1/2 cup chia + 1/2 cup oats
2 cups of nut milk
Ingredients For Nut Milk:
200gr cashew nuts
Double amount of water
A pinch of pink salt
Grab a mixer and voilá, enjoy…