This Healthy Citrus Breakfast Bowl has been one of my new favorites to snack on lately. Unsweetened yogurt and homemade chia seed pudding make up the base of this breakfast bowl. It is topped with fresh citrus fruit like tangerines, blood oranges, and grapefruit, and a sprinkle of bee pollen, flaxseeds, and a drizzle of honey finishes the bowl.
I always love the months following Christmas because citrus is in season! I love tangerines and mandarins and of course, grapefruit. My family and I add them to every breakfast and eat them as a snack as often as possible.
How to make a healthy citrus breakfast bowl
- The first step is to prepare the chia seed pudding. Chia seeds, coconut milk (or any nut milk), orange juice, and vanilla are mixed together in a large glass container like a Mason jar. Once mixed well, the chia seed pudding is stored in the refrigerator for a minimum of four hours to allow the chia seeds to thicken.
- While the chia seed pudding is chilling, citrus fruit such as grapefruit and a variety of oranges are cut and set aside.
- The last step is to assemble the breakfast bowl. The chia seed pudding and some unsweetened yogurt are placed in a bowl and topped with your favorite toppings such as citrus fruit, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, bee pollen, and a drizzle of honey.
healthy citrus Breakfast bowl Topping ideas
My favorite healthy citrus breakfast bowl toppings
Grain free granola
My favorite grain-free granola is from Purely Elizabeth. They have a ton of flavors that would compliment this healthy citrus breakfast bowl. Adding granola adds some crunch and will fill you up a little more
Nut butter has been one of my obsessions lately. I have always loved almond butter but have recently enjoyed the ultra creaminess of cashew butter. Drizzle some nut butter on top for added healthy fats.
Add fresh raspberries or blackberries for a healthy antioxidant boost
Citrus, especially oranges and chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations. Adding unsweetened cacao nibs to this breakfast bowl adds a touch of sweetness and feels like you're indulging while starting healthy
I love adding seeds to breakfast bowls and smoothie bowls. Sprinkle flaxseed, hemp seed, pumpkin seed or even sesame seeds on top for a boost in healthy omega-3's
How long does chia seed pudding last in the fridge?
If you have leftover chia seed pudding, which you will, keep in the same glass container you mixed it in and store in the fridge for up to three days. You can. make more breakfast bowls or add to a smoothie for a healthy omega-3 boost.
Healthy Citrus Breakfast Bowl
Chia seed pudding:
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 ¾ cup coconut milk or nut milk of choice
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Drizzle of sweetener such as maple syrup or honey (a few drops of stevia works too)
Toppings and additions:
- a scoop of dairy-free yogurt about ½ cup
- a scoop of chia seed pudding about ½ cup
- 1 ea grapefruit, chopped, peel removed
- 1 ea orange, chopped, peel removed
- 1 tsp bee pollen
- ½ tsp flaxseed
- In a large glass container such as a quart-sized Mason jar, combine the chia seeds, coconut milk (or nut milk of choice), orange juice, and vanilla extract. If you are going to use stevia as a sweetener, add a few drops at this point. Mix well. Cover and place in the refrigerator to set for a least 4 hours
- Once the chia seed pudding is set, place ½ cup of the yogurt in a bowl along with ½ cup chia seed pudding. Do the same in the other bowl. Top each bowl with the grapefruit and oranges, bee pollen, and flaxseed. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup and enjoy!
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