Chia and Flax Breakfast Bowl

Thursday morning used to be an easy morning to get up and out the door for a run or a gym circuit before arriving at work.  Recently, my work schedule has changed and it is totally rocking my workout schedule, which I hate!


I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of time Thursday morning for a workout and didn’t want to waste time with transit.  As I was contemplating what to do (outside running was out with a windchill below zero), I remembered doing an awesome and quick home workout at the end of last year.  I looked it up the night before so when I woke up, I could get right to work, no time for excuses.  The workout was much harder than I remembered and by the 3rd round (7 reps each), I was sweaty and out of breath.  I wish I had my HRM because I was curious to see how fast my heart was beating.


After the workout, I concluded with a 2:00 minute plank before hopping in the shower and devouring my breakfast.  Best home workout EVER!  I’m still sore today!




For breakfast this week, I have been living on this Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl.  I totally could have made the double batch because I ate it again this morning.  I changed up the recipe a bit and topped it with blueberries and almond butter.




And let me tell you…




This is one incredible tasting breakfast.  The best part is that after eating this at 7am, I was able to make it all the way to lunch at noon without a snack.  That never happens!



Has anyone tried the chia bowl?  What do you think?

What is your most filling breakfast?



Banana Chia Breakfast Bowl with Flax

Adapted from Oh She Glows!



1 banana

1-2 tbsp flax

2 tbsp chia

1 tsp vanilla

Dash of cinnamon

1/2-3/4 cup almond milk




Mash your banana well.  Stir in the flax, chia, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk until well combined.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, top with berries, granola, nut butters, etc.

17 thoughts on “Chia and Flax Breakfast Bowl

  1. YUM! you always have the best breakfast ideas.. I’ve officially become obsessed with the hot flax cereal so I am definitely going to try this one 🙂 DELISH.

  2. I’m so in love with my protein oatbran that even when I see other things that look delicious, I always cave in and make my usual. It’s just too good. I cook oatbran with egg whites, chia seeds and cinnamon, then I add either a banana or blueberries, and top with almond butter. I am intrigued though . . . maybe I’ll make a mini version for a snack one day and see how it goes. 🙂

  3. Windchill below 0? Holy smokes! Your workout is making me want to workout again! Yes, I have tried the chia bowl!! I add plain Greek yogurt to it too along with raisins and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips! It’s the best breakfast and I miss it when I can’t have it, because I can never find something with as much staying power!

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