This on-the-go breakfast packs perfectly into a 16oz or 8oz mason jar for a breakfast that travels well anywhere.
Full disclaimer: I do have to wake up 20 minutes earlier on the mornings when I pack these…but they work for both my breakfast and my kids lunches, so it’s totally worth it. I line everything up at night in the fridge so I don’t waste time searching for all the ingredients. My breakfast gets layered into a mason jar or a simple bowl while the kids’ servings go in plastic jars in their lunch bags.
If you don’t want to rush, they make great appetizers for hosting a small brunch playdate! These layers of fruit, superfoods, antioxidants, and fiber are a great choice for a spring or summer brunch or breakfast.
PHOTO CREDIT: The Awesome Green
Chai, Acai + Strawberry Layered Breakfast Jar
4 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup almond milk
2 teaspoon protein powder
½ teaspoon honey
Acai Smoothie Layer:
1 tablespoon acai powder (optional)
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoons almond butter
2 teaspoon unsweetened coconut
6 fresh mint leaves
¼ cup almond milk
Sliced strawberries and toasted coconut
To Garnish: fresh berries, toasted coconut and mint leaves
Fresh Fruits, Honey, Coconut Flakes, Mint Leaves
1. Add the chia seeds, almond milk and protein powder into a bowl, mix to combine and set aside for 20 minutes, until the seeds absorb all the liquid. Stir in honey.
2. Add the smoothie ingredients to a bowl and blend with a hand held immersion blender until smooth and creamy.
3. To assemble the jars add a layer of chia pudding, a layer of sliced strawberries and coconut and top with acai smoothie. Top the jar with fresh blueberries, raspberries and toasted coconut.