I’ll be honest with you. I don’t always have time to make my breakfast all fancy and pretty. But when I do, I layer it in nice a glass, inevitably add berries (because why not?) and take pictures of it for Instagram.
And I love it. I get to eat nourishing healthy food and express my creativity and then share it on social media to spread the vegan message and show that vegan food doesn’t have to be boring and nasty, but flavourful and tasty instead!
I definitely do not always eat tempting and good-looking meals. Trust me, I don’t. But it’s nice to treat yourself from time to time, because food is good for the soul too. And it can be a way of expressing your creativity and art. I never thought I’d enjoy taking food pictures to this extent just a couple of years ago, and look at me now!
Now to the main focus of this post, a chocolate oatmeal and chia pudding parfait. It’s incredibly rich in nutrients, like omega-3 fatty acids from the chia seeds, manganese, phosphorus, copper, selenium and many more minerals from the oats, vitamin C and antioxidants from the berries.
To put it simply, you couldn’t start your day in a better way. Make yourself this breakfast, take a nice and artistic picture of it and share it with me on Instagram!
↠ yields one portion
- 4 tbsp rolled oats
- ½ cup soy milk
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp date syrup
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 ½ cups soy milk
- handful of strawberries
- handful of blueberries
- Prepare the chia pudding in advance by mixing the chia seeds and soy milk in an air-tight container or jar. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 3 to 4 hours. Give it a shake or mix halfway through if possible.
- To make the oatmeal, pour the soy milk into a small pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Mix in the oats, cocoa powder and date syrup and lower the heat. Stir every now and then for about 5 minutes or until creamy and cooked.
- Cut the strawberries in halves or quarters.
- To assemble the parfait, pour a layer of oatmeal in a glass or jar, then the chia pudding, and lastly the strawberries and blueberries.