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My New Favorite 5-Minute Breakfast

Searching for a natural, delicious energy boost to start your day? Look to the seeds!

A recent¬†favorite breakfast discovery of mine is this super simple seed “cereal.”

Most breakfast cereals are filled with processed flours, sugar, and fillers.

Starting your day with many of these popular cereals is like trying to go on a 500-mile road trip with a quarter tank of gas: you’re going to end up feeling empty and desperate for more fuel very quickly.

(Hint: this happens even with a lot of those so-called “healthy” cereals out there!)

This seed cereal is different: it’s packed with healthy fats and proteins, and it’s low in sugar. It also happens to be very easy to prepare and it’s incredibly delicious.

This will keep you going all morning long with energy to spare! It’s a favorite of several of the runners that I work with for keeping energy levels going all day long.

Andrea’s Super Seed Cereal


1 tablespoon organic chia seeds

1 tablespoon organic hemp seeds

1 tablespoon organic sunflower seeds (or pumpkin seeds)

1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut, raw or lightly toasted

1/3 cup organic, unsweetened almond milk


10-12 chopped, raw nuts (slivered almonds, walnuts, or pecans)

1/2 cup fresh berries, or fresh or dried fruit of your choice (1/2 banana, whole or 1/2 chopped apple or pear, a sprinkling of raisins or several chopped dried apricots)


Optional: 1 chopped date for additional sweetness, if desired


Combine all seeds in a bowl with shredded coconut. Add almond milk and let sit for 5 minutes. The chia seeds will soak up the almond milk and become creamy/pudding-like.
Top with chopped nuts, fruit, a sprinkling or two of cinnamon, and chopped date if using. Eat and enjoy the burst of energy to come!