Autumn. It has really started now. You know it for sure, when there’s no sun in the morning. Just gray mist flowing above the city. And rain. Gray, misty, humid. And calm. No kids runing around and playing on the street. Nothing exciting, noting worth getting up actually. I could easily stay in my bed for the rest of the day. With a good book and a cup of tea, listening to the rain touching the ground…
But I have to get up… First thing: coffee. Second thing: breakfast. I always take time for my breakfast. And coffee. It’s a ritual and the most important meal of the day. It starts the engine so it really has to be something good for the body and the soul (I mean for my eyes).
In the morning your body needs energy. Lots of it. So eating fruit in the morning is the right way to start the day. Fresh figs. They’ve been collecting the sun rays all the summer to rejoice with their sweetness in the fall.
There are bananas and there are frozen bananas. I’ve been going mad for banana ice-ceream this summer. It’s basically just mixing frozen bananas in food processor until they turn into a smooth and creamy ice-cream. With a spoon of peanut butter and coconut you’ve got yourself a pure sugar free magic! But that’s for some other time…
And last but not the least, with this rainy and much colder days ahead, you need to boost your body and prepare it for the winter. A spoon of bee pollen a day makes miracles. And brings the sunshine to your day!
Be good people and start your day the right way!
Chia pudding with coconut and frozen banana
- 500 ml plain yogurt
- 2 frozen bananas
- 4 Tbsp ground coconut
- ½ vanilla pod
- 8 Tbsp chia seeds
- handful of frozen raspberries
- 2 figs
- 2 tsp bee pollen
- Finely grind coconut using a coffee grinder.
- Mix yogurt, vanilla, chia seeds and coconut. Let sit overnight in the fridge.
- Peel bananas and let freeze overnigh in the freezer.
- Next day, mix bananas and chia yogurt by using a food processor, blender or hand mixer.
- Divide in glasses, sprinkle with frozen raspberries, fresh figs and bee pollen.