I am a very boring breakfast person, or maybe boring is the wrong word, but I am certainly not very innovative when it comes to my own routines … For like 20 years I had a toast with cheddar cheese and homemade orange jam and tea for breakfast. After this, 9 years of toasted rye bread with Tahini, alfalfa, avocado and olive oil. Bit healthier, right? Now the juicing thing for 6 months.
But for an addition on a Sunday, or as a healthy breakfast for kids, a chia pudding is a good choice – Take it to the beach, eat it by the pool, on your balcony, in a park or why not in bed reading a book and listen to birds singing outside….
The Chia seed is full of protein and Omega -3 and they might help to lower high blood pressure. This little Mexican super seed also slows down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates into simple sugar and they are easier to digest than flax seeds. Do it as below with no added sugars or add a tbsp. of Maple or Agave syrup. (Stevia works also) good for 4 servings.
Whisk 1 cup of greek yoghurt, 1 cup of Almond milk with 1/4 of a cup of Chia seeds until combined. Add 1/4 tsp. of salt and 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract. Stir again and let stand in room temperature for 30 minutes. Stir it again so the seeds are not in lumps. Pour into a glass or a small bowl. Cover and put in the fridge over night. Serve with fresh berries and maybe chopped almonds, granola, or as here with toasted pine nuts.
Today we are launching our summer afternoon’s in the garden. Chefs by the grill, fish and meat skewers with dipping sauces, cocktails. Live music on Saturdays by Alfredo Merat’s Radio Europa.
And actually, a good skewer is very much summer! Take your favorite things, here strip loin, peppers, onion and tomatoes and another one with halibut and salmon. Put on the grill, direct heat, for around 3 minutes on each side.