Earlier this year I had the pleasure of traveling for a month in Southeast Asia. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life … I started in Bali, then Cambodia, Laos and ended my journey in Thailand. Throughout the trip there were many amazing moments.
Being a total foodie I spent most of the trip enjoying the many unique culinary creations of each country. I LOVE discovering healthy food options around the world.
My search for healthy food in Thailand had me go on an adventure to the Orion Healing Center in Koh-phangan. Here I was treated with the most delicious chia bomb creation. The memory of this healthy goodness stuck with me for weeks after returning home and I knew I had to recreate my own version of the magic.
So here it is.
This Raw Chia Bomb Breakfast Bowl is full of whole-food probiotics and fiber to help support a healthy digestive system. It is also extremely high in antioxidants and contains awesome healthy fats for brain and body optimization. Also … it’s a BREAKFAST food! Clients are always asking me what they can eat for breakfast. This is one of my favorite recommendations and one of the best ways to start off a happy and productive day.
1/2 Cup Coconut Kefir Yogurt
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts or Raw Granola (in the picture I have used a raw brownie recipe)
1/2 Cup Assorted Fresh Fruit (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc)
1 Cup Chia Gel (see directions below)
For The Chia Gel:
3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Cup Filtered Water
1 tsp Pure Maple Syrup, or other sweetener
For The Raspberry Sauce (opt.)
1/2 Cup Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1 Tbsp Raw Honey, or other sweetener
1. For The Chia Gel: Soak 3 tbsp of Chia Seeds in 1 cup of Filtered Water. If you use a warm water the chia will soak faster, or you can prepare this step the night before and leave overnight to soak. Add 1 tsp Pure Maple Syrup (or other whole food sweetener) to the mixture.
2. For The Raspberry Sauce: Blend 1/2 cup Raspberries with 1 tbsp Raw Honey in a blender until smooth. If the mixture is chunky add 1 tsp of water and increase as needed. If you’re using frozen raspberries you may need to use slightly warm water to blend the mixture properly.
3. For The Coconut Kefir Yogurt: This delicious and probiotic rich recipe is available here. If you are buying a store bought yogurt make sure you are avoiding added sugars, preservatives, chemicals and look for an unpasteurized variety. The homemade yogurt recipe will always be the most beneficial to your digestive system.
4. For The Assembly: Layer the raw granola and/or nuts with the chia gel, yogurt, raspberry sauce and fresh fruit. I like to have a layer of raw/granola at the bottom, then the raspberry sauce, the yogurt, the chia gel, a layer of fresh strawberries, then more granola/nuts, more raspberry sauce, more yogurt and a layer of assorted fresh fruit on the very top. Feel free to play with the layers!
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