Breakfast

A breakfast should not only provide us with energy but should be a good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fiber. The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day. Breaking the fast is what ‘Breakfast’ is all about and without breakfast you are effectively trying to start a car without petrol!

Those who eat breakfast Breakfast are less likely to be overweight and more likely to be within their ideal weight range compared with breakfast skippers. If you skip breakfast, you're more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning.

THERE ARE LONG TERM BENEFITS ATTACHED TO EATING BREAKFAST, IT REDUCES OBESITY, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES.

LET US AT A4U INITIATE ‘HEALTHY BREAKFAST

Some good to have things for breakfast:

→ Eggs

→ Coffee

→ Chia Seeds

→ Nuts

→ Protein Shake

→ Fruits

→ Flax Seeds

→ Cheese

1. Chia Seed Pudding Delight - Happy pudding making !

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Preperation Time: 5 mins Cook, Set time: 12 hours, Serves: 4

Ingredients

→ 8 tbsp or1/4th cup Chia Seeds

→ 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder

→ 200ml Homemade Coconut Milk

→ 200g Amul Whipping Cream

→ Vanilla Extract optional

→ Sweetener of your choice

Procedure

→ 1. Take the chia seeds in a bowl and add the coconut milk to it. Mix the Chia seeds with coconut milk

→ 2. Keep mixing with a whisk until it combines nicely.

→ 3. Add the sweetener and whisk some more.

→ 4. Divide the mixture into two portions.

→ 5. I added Cocoa to one half and mixed it nicely.

→ 6. Now pour this mixture into the bowls or glasses you would like to eat in.

→ 7. Keep covered in the refrigerator for 12 hours.

→ 8. Next morning beat the cream and put it on the chia seeds mixture.

→ 9. You can either eat it right away or allow the cream to settle in an hour or so.

Nutrition break up for 1 portion:

→ Calories - 235

→ Carbs- 2g ( after deducting dietary fiber 4g )

→ Proteins - 3g

→ Fats - 23g

Benefits of consuming Chia Seeds

→ 1.Chia Seeds are often called as super food, since they offer a large number of nutrients with very little calories.

A single ounce of Chia seeds or 1 ounce (28 grams) has:
Fiber: 11 grams.
Protein: 4 grams.
Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.

You will also find a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2, in them.

→ 2. The carb content in Chia seeds is primarily fibre.

→ 3. The seeds are loaded with antioxidants.

→ 4. They offer you very good quality protein.

→ 5. The seeds have very high levels of Omega-3 Fatty acids.

→ 6. They are known to help in Type 2 Diabetics.

→ 7. They are a versatile ingredient and can be very easily incorporated in any diet

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