UYC’s Kitchen: Lavender Chia Pots

Mornings in NYC–rough, right?  Especially if you’re not a morning person.  That’s why it’s my firm belief that in order to maximize the start of your day, breakfast needs to be carefully planned and executed.  I’m talking about doing as much as you can the night before so you can snooze that alarm and stay in bed until the very last minute without compromising on flavor or benefits.  Considering that, these Lavender Chia Pots are pretty much perfect (plus make for a great morning Instagram, yes?) 

Make these the night before and voila!, you’re looking at your main reason to throw yourself out of bed in the morning.  An ideal healthy breakfast rich in nutrients and nourishing goodness, chia seeds are high in fiber and a great source of anti-inflammatory properties.  Did you know they actually contain more potassium than bananas?

But my absolute favorite thing about this recipe is the Lavender.  Everyone knows how relaxing Lavender is, so imagine how calming it is to our body when we eat it.  It is infamous for its natural-medicinal properties so I use it a lot to help my stomach, because unfortunately I suffer from a lot of digestive problems and allergies.  When things are particularly rough I will infuse lavender into a recipe for something that’s light and soothing.  Add in anything with Chia seeds and pear and you can’t really go wrong, promise.

What you’ll need:

-2 cups of orange juice
-2 teaspoons/ decent sized amount of dried lavender
-5 heaped tablespoons of chia seeds
-yogurt
-dollop of honey
-glug of milk (we used soy)
-1 pear
-big handful of cashew nuts

What you’ll need to do:

-Heat your oj slowly in a saucepan with the dried lavender until it starts to simmer
-Take off the heat and leave to cool
-Once cool simply drain the lavender out of the juice
-Mix the oj, yoghurt, honey, dash of milk and chia seeds together in an airtight container and leave in the fridge overnight
-When you wake up just chop up your fresh pears and scatter on your chia seed pudding with the cashew nuts

The best thing about Chia recipes is that you can play about with whatever ingredients you like, I went for pears because I’d stocked up at the market the other day, plus they are a rich source of vitamins and minerals.  Making this will take the hassle out of your morning rush, just throw it together the night before, wake up and enjoy.  You’ll be the happiest person on your morning commute, I just know it.

Would love to know…do you have a go-to breakfast?  Share below!

By: Charlotte Revill

6 Comments

  • Sonia says:

    I never cooked with lavender but sounds delicious! I guess I’ll have to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kemkem says:

    Holy smokes Jess.. I had to go back and read it again. I thought it was a recipe for potpourri 😚. Sounds way too healthy..haha.. Most days l have boring old oats as l refuse to take any pills to lower the cholesterol.. 😋

    • Used York City says:

      Haha, isn’t it so pretty?! And don’t knock the oats, that’s one of my staples, too! Add a little peanut butter and honey, and it’s like a cookie!;-)

  • Chloe says:

    This looks delicious, and I would never have thought to mix lavender with chia! I just posted a healthy recipes post on my blog if you wanted to check it out! Either way, keep up the great work!

  • eden says:

    I never used dried lavender before but this sounds really tasty! I love using chia seeds in my breakfast dishes. Thanks for sharing!

    Eden | Mint Notion

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