An easy recipe for an oat, chia and berry breakfast bowl. Full of fiber and antioxidants to start your day right. Make ahead and eat for the wee

I don’t know about you, but I am very much a creature of habit. I’ve told you about my ginger lemon ‘tea’ cubes which make that morning habit/routine much easier, so it only makes sense to share with you another morning routine  made easy with a little advance preparation. In truth, I’ve never been much of a traditional ‘breakfast food’ person. I could go years without  waffles, pancakes, eggs or a bowl of oatmeal and never miss them (but bacon…completely different story!) I was forever one of those people who just didn’t eat breakfast, until common sense held sway. Now that I appreciate the importance of breakfast, I needed to find something that was tasty but also gluten-free. And in  my ever on-going quest to get enough fiber in my diet, I wanted something that could fulfill a good bit of the 28 grams of recommended fiber per day. Enter my oat, chia and berry breakfast bowl.

Oat, Chia and Berry Breakfast Bowl

Just 3 ingredients are needed to make this yummy, nutritious, fiber-filled, easy and make-ahead breakfast bowl…yup…oats, chia seeds and berries. But, I often do top mine with some chopped pineapple and slivered almonds or pumpkin seeds.An easy recipe for an oat, chia and berry breakfast bowl. Full of fiber and antioxidants to start your day right. Make ahead and eat for the wee

The health benefits of Oats have been touted for years. The particular soluble fiber, beta glucans, contained in oats has been established to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and may also lower insulin resistance, improve the body’s ability to fight certain cancers and reduce the risk of obesity. 1 cup of rolled oats contains 4 grams of fiber.

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Chia Seeds are just a great little seed. One ounce of the little ch-ch-chia seeds provides 11 grams of fiber! And if that’s not enough, they are also rich in protein, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and calcium. 

I buy a bag of Cascadian Farms Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend from Costco which contains blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Berries as a whole are rich in antioxidants which can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.  And 1 cup of my frozen berries also contain 4 grams of fiber.

I typically make a batch of my oat, chia and berry breakfast bowl on Sunday, which then lasts me for the next 5-6 days. Sometimes I just spoon it out and sometimes I’ll just barely warm it up in the microwave to take the chill off.An easy recipe for an oat, chia and berry breakfast bowl. Full of fiber and antioxidants to start your day right. Make ahead and eat for the wee

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Oat, Chia and Berry Breakfast Bowl

An easily prepared breakfast bowl that can be made for the week ahead. Rich in fiber and antioxidants.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Lynn | Nourish and Nestle

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of frozen berries I use a mix of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, but feel free to use your favorite fruit
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats gluten free if trying to avoid gluten
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Put your berries in a glass bowl to defrost. I use them microwave, but you could also but them in your fridge overnight
  2. Put the oats and chia in your blender or food processor and process until the consistency of oat bran. You don't won't to process your oats too much, they'll just make your breakfast bowl rather gummy. I think it's best to underprocess them as opposed to overprocess them.
  3. Transfer your oats/chia mixture to a small bowl.
  4. Put the berries in your blender/food processor and process until a smooth puree.
  5. Mix berries and oat/chia mixture in a bowl with a lid.
  6. I have many times eaten a bowl right then, but it does thicken up in the fridge
  7. Top with fruit and/or nuts of your choosing for a healthy, filling and fiber-ful breakfast.
  8. ENJOY!

Having a container of my oat, chia and berry breakfast bowl in the fridge makes it easy for me to eat healthy on a regular basis. I told you I a was a creature of habit and I wasn’t joking. If it’s 6 a.m., you can be sure I am drinking my ginger lemon ‘tea’, with another cup of green tea brewing , and enjoying my berry bowl. Hmmm…maybe tomorrow I’ll go a little crazy and drink the green tea first! Or, maybe I’ll add slivered almonds instead of pumpkin seeds to my bowl?! Say what?An easy recipe for an oat, chia and berry breakfast bowl. Full of fiber and antioxidants to start your day right. Make ahead and eat for the week.l

Do you have a morning or breakfast routine? Or are you one of those wildly spontaneous folk who wing it each morning?

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16 Comments

  1. Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage

    May 24, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Lynn, this looks very good, considering I love oats and I love berries. I’ve never bought chia seed. Do you have to buy this at a health food store, cause I’ve never seen them in our grocery store?

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  2. Ruthie

    May 24, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Kindred Spirits! My breakfast favorite for the past six months! I just do mine a little differently! I don’t use the blender for my dry ingredients. I just mix it the night before and I do add almond milk to mine 🙂 lol Sometimes I substituted quinoa instead of oats. ( I think I am addicted to the Chia seeds) Have a Wonderful Day and I look forward to more delightful posts!

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  3. Ilka

    May 27, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I’m a huge fan of healthy breakfast bowls and this one looks super delicious! Love the chia seeds in it! Yum!

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    • lynn

      May 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks Ilka…it’s become a staple in my morning routine. It’s a good thing when good and nourishing intersect! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Hugs, Lynn

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  4. Katrin

    May 28, 2016 at 3:47 am

    This is my kind of breakfast Lynn! Easy and healthy! I don’t really have a routine, but coffee for sure is part of my breakfast! I love oats and combined with these delicious berries and chia seeds it must be perfect!! Thanks for another great recipe!!

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    • lynn

      June 3, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Thanks Katrin, it’s a good, healthy and easy way to get your morning off to a good start. So happy that you stopped by today and wishing you a wonderful weekend.
      Hugs, LYnn

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  5. [email protected]

    May 31, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Lynn, I’m a Honey Nut Cherries girl, but this looks so good I might have to try something new. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

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    • lynn

      June 3, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Howdy Carol, I hope you are staying dry down there in Texas. You sure have had your fair share of rain lately! Well, if you do decide to switch up your breakfast routine, hope you give this a try and enjoy it as much as I do.
      Wishing you a lovely, dry weekend.
      Hugs, Lynn

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  6. Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    May 31, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Lynn, I am a huge creature of habit, I don’t eat for the first 3 or so hours after I get up, then I have a banana, it settles my stomach before I have anything else. Then usually all I eat until dinner are granola bars and perhaps another banana. I do occasionally eat Greek yogurt and fruit. Your breakfast bowl looks like a great lunch for me, when I’m home and busy it’s too much trouble to really make anything just for myself, this looks perfect. And yummy!

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    • lynn

      June 3, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Hi Nikki. Thanks for coming by. Isn’t it funny how everybody has different routines every morning. I think this bowl could very easily be a lunch and that’s a great idea. In all honesty, I have had it for lunch couple times as well. Just add a few more nuts for the needed protein . Thanks again for coming by today

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  7. Laura L

    June 4, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I do the very same in preparing my “Porridge” for a week. Depending on what’s in the pantry, I use oats, quinoa, buckwheat, chia or hemp, and fruit. I love having my morning start out healthfully! I just bought a nice root of ginger for your tea cubes and can’t wait to begin that routine.

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    • lynn

      June 4, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      Oh Laura, you will love those ginger tea cube…made a another huge batch a week ago. Now that my mint is growing, I’be been icing the tea and mixing it with mint…so refreshing. What do you do with the buckwheat? Is it flour or groats? I’ve got so much buckwheat flour and trying to find ways to use it up.
      Thanks for swinging by today Laura.
      Hope you weekend is awesome!
      Hugs, LYnn

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  8. Laura L.

    June 6, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Lynn, I use the groats for my porridge and the flour for pancakes or apple and crisps (There are lots of gf recipes on line). I mix the flour with oats for the crisp. When apples or berries are in season, you could make a few crisps for neighbors and reduce your supply! Have a great week!

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    • lynn

      June 13, 2016 at 6:25 am

      Thanks Laura…I may have to give them a try.

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  9. Mary-the boondocks blog

    June 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    This would make a great snack for me Lynn. I am used to having a fuller breakfast. But I really like the idea of the berries. Of course, I could stand to cut down on everything because I’ve been glued to this chair of mine lately. But this makes for a nice light snack.

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    • lynn

      June 13, 2016 at 6:52 am

      I get the ‘being glued to a chair’ thing. I need to find a way to get back in to my activity. Trying to find a balance. Hope you enjoy the recipe.
      Hugs, Lynn

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