A little blog-reading later and I realised, it was definitely within my kitchen ability to whip up this healthy breakfast.
Inspired by Deliciously Ella’s overnight recipe I set to work…
First step – mason jar!
I went for blueberries, raspberries, almond milk, goji berries, raspberry-rhubarb quark (a virtually fat-free dairy product), oat bran, "super sprinkles" (a blend of flaxseed/nuts/Q10) and, of course, the chia seeds.
Chia seeds, if you don’t know, are a great source of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc (thanks, wikipedia!) as well as B vitamins, fibre and omega 3 fatty acids. All of these help your body's health and function.
You don’t need much – just 2 teaspoons for the whole dish because these seeds absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid and swell up to give a thicker (more jelly-like) texture to the yoghurt...and keep you fuller for longer!
Simply pile it all into the jar...
The next morning I eagerly opened the fridge to see the results of my ‘labour’.
Admittedly it didn’t look that great…
But I jazzed it up with some apple pieces…
…and some mixed unsalted nuts.
Plus I made myself a lovely coffee using my Bialetti moka pot.
These stove-top machines make delicious coffee – proper Italian style (the machine and coffee were even sourced from Verona on a recent trip). Whilst it seems to take more time than my normal filter coffee maker, it’s worth the wait.
And so I settled down to a lovely start to my Sunday morning – homemade chia seed yoghurt, freshly made coffee and a good magazine to flip through.
Couldn’t be easier!