Looking for a fast and ultra-nutritious breakfast to kickstart your morning? This recipe for Coffee Protein Chia Bowls requires only a handful of ingredients and comes together quickly. Plus, since it's made with Rumble Coffee Bean, you'll be getting an energizing boost of caffeine. It's coffee and breakfast in one!
The Scoop on Chia
If you're new to chia, a chia bowl (sometimes called chia pudding), is just chia seeds soaked in a liquid with tasty toppings. Chia seeds are rich in Omega-3's, fibre, antioxidants, and protein - just like Rumble. They absorb and thicken any liquid you put them in, creating a texture similar to tapioca pudding. The key is getting the right balance between liquid and chia - if you like a thinner consistency, add less chia. Chia bowls need to soak for at least 15 minutes to 'bloom'. You can let your chia bowl rest in the fridge overnight if you like, but we like to stir it up first thing in the morning, and come back to it after a run or shower.
2/3 cup Rumble Coffee Bean (half a carton)
3 tbsp whole chia seeds
Toppings (here we've used pomegranate, chopped chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and coconut flakes)
In a small bowl or jar, mix the Rumble with the chia seeds, stirring well. Scrape the sides of the bowl and try to coat all of the seeds (instead of letting them float on top). Put your bowl in the fridge to keep chilled while soaking. Leave it at least 15 minutes, or overnight. For best results, we like to stir the bowl a couple of times as it soaks.
Once all the chia seeds have expanded, you're ready to add toppings! Anything goes, but we've found chocolate, coconut, pecans, and pomegranate pairs exceptionally well with Rumble Coffee Bean. Whatever you add, it's a good idea to include something with a bit of crunch and texture. Other ideas include toasted coconut flakes, passion fruit, fresh berries, sliced banana, granola, and nut butters.