Breakfast has always been my favourite meal of the day. Even back when I used to keep it simple with a bowl of porridge or a boiled egg and toast, I always just loved the fresh potential of early mornings, sitting quietly, only a few steps out of the nights web of dreams, savouring every bite of nourishment the earth had blessed and continues to bless me with.
I have to admit it was definitely instagram that inspired me to get more creative with my morning meals, countless pictures of frozen banana parfaits and decadent bowls of fruit and chocolate “mousse” and basically things that look like they should be on a haagen dazs café menu.
I have to say though there’s something about turning breakfast into mini works of art that sets my day off just right. It inspires me for everything else in my day and I almost feel a little accomplished. More than anything I think its a channel for my creativity and what better way to start each day then with a little creative arts?
Not to mention, theres nothing to get one out of bed quicker than knowing the first meal of the day is going to nourish my body, keep me body beautiful and taste as good as dessert!
If you’d like to try creating your own indulgent breakfast here is the recipe for the Mango Coconut Chia Parfaits pictured above.
Coconut Chia pudding
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or essence
- pinch of salt
Mix ingredients together and let stand until chia seeds puff up and absorb the coconut milk.
- 1 ripe mango
- 2 frozen bananas
Blend together until smooth and creamy.
Layer the coconut chia and the mango puree and decorate with some goji berries and fresh mint sprigs!