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.

The Lawrences

 PHOTO CREDIT: The Awesome Green

Chai, Acai + Strawberry Layered Breakfast Jar

Serves 4


Chia Pudding:
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

Fruit Layer:
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.


Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria's Secret.. ​ Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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