Spring Recipe: Breakfast Coconut Chia Jar

Mornings are hectic enough without worrying about what’s for breakfast. Cue this night-before lifesaver that make waking up so much better. Enjoy!

1/2 cup almond milk (or milk alternative of choice)FullSizeRender
2 heaping tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of each: ground cardamom and cinnamon, freshly ground if possible
Pinch of pink Himalayan or Sea salt
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 chopped Medjool Date
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
½ cup Coconut Yogurt
¼ cup fresh seasonal fruit, chopped
1-pint size Mason jar

• Mix together the almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, cardamom and cinnamon until fully combined.

• Place mixture in jar and let it sit for 20mins.

• Layer on top of the chia pudding first by adding the fresh fruit, coconut yogurt, chopped date, pumpkin seeds and finally the hemp seeds.

• Refrigerate overnight (or 4hrs) before serving.

By Melissa Macchione, RHN



Melissa Macchione is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and empowering others to exceed their nutrition and lifestyle goals. In the past 12 years, she has studied nutrition, fitness and currently is opening herself up to learning mindfulness meditation to deepen her spiritual practice. She holds numerous professional qualifications, including being a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, 2010) STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, TRX Suspension Trainer, and is soon-to-be a Booty Barre® Instructor.