Post holiday breakfast: healthy chia bowl.

Something about the over indulgence of a holiday that makes you eager to wake up the next morning to a clean, light and healthy breakfast. My favorites breakfast these days is just that. And it's a simple make ahead recipe with just a few ingredients that can be thrown together the night before. Because, let's face it, I'm always running late getting back into a routine after a holiday break.

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So, without further ado... I give to you my breakfast chia bowl. (Some people will call this a chia pudding. I just don't think it's sounds as appetizing!)

Here's what you need: 2 cups of almond or coconut milk. I prefer almond.

To that add 6 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 Tbsp maple syrup for a little sweetness, 1 tsp vanilla extract and a healthy sprinkle of cinnamon for a little warmth.

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Give all the ingredients a whisk together. In five minutes, come back and whisk again as the chia starts to gel to remove any clumps of seeds.  Now is when I usually add my frozen fruit (if using).  This time I'm using raspberries but blueberries are equally as delicious. Add about a cup of frozen fruit and give another good mix. Refrigerate at least two hours or overnight.

When the chia seeds are nice and plump, serve it fresh fruit (if using), sliced almond,  coconut flakes, etc.  The possibilities are endless and completely up to your taste. (Those are just my favorites!)

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There are so many variations to make this recipe your own.  I hope you enjoy!