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Gratitude Chia Seed Fruit Bowl

Article written and reviewed by Jenny Gormley, BS
Published March 27, 2021

Fresh, hydrating fruit combined with crunchy greens makes for a breakfast you’ll feel grateful for.

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Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Photos by: @livemoreraw

This recipe is simple and easy to make. We hope this one sticks with you as it’s energy-packed!

No matter how big a task list you have for your morning, this recipe will keep you energized, hydrated, and satiated.


Fruit and H2O


Fruit is made up of a lot of water, therefore, when you eat big bowls of it, not only do you feel nourished and satiated from the micronutrients, but you are hydrated as well!

Fiber is what binds together the water in fruits and vegetables. Fiber and hydration aide in speeding up digestive times, improving gut health, and lowering your a1c.


Why Greens Are Good For Breakfast


Greens are some of the most nutritious and good-for-you vegetables on the planet. Research shows the benefits of regularly consuming greens.

Including them at every meal is the ultimate goal. There is a very diverse spread of types of greens you can buy at the store. Some that are crunchy (romaine), some that are soft (spinach), some that are light in flavor (iceburg) and some that are spicier (arugula).

Don’t be afraid to mix up your regular greens routine, the more diversity, the more you try, the more options you have to include on your shopping list. Greens go well with sweet and savory dishes so you can find pairings that you enjoy to get the greens in!


How to Plate and Layer Fruit Bowls


There are 2 different ways to layer breakfast bowls.

The first, is to separate the foods into different layers- greens on the bottom with fruit on top, then ground chia seeds to garnish. This may be the most photogenic way to layer a bowl as we did below.

The other way to layer this bowl, would be to switch off between layering the greens and the fruits. This would ensure that all of the greens get well-dressed in the fruits juices. Top the bowl with ground chia seeds and voila!


If you wish to boost the flavor and nutritional value of this dish even more, you may add spices of your choice. We recommend cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, or cacao!

Ingredients
 2 cups Pear
 2 cups Banana
 1 cup Mango
 4 cups Romaine Lettuce
 2 tbsp Chia Seeds(ground)

Directions
1

Peel and slice bananas.

2

Chop pears away from seeds.

3

Slice mango into cubes.

4

Arrange fruit in a bowl on a bed of greens.

5

Top with ground chia seeds.

6

Add spices to taste if desired.

Notes
7

For more flavor you can add cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, or cacao.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 484
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g7%
Total Carbohydrate 119g40%
Protein 8g16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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By Jenny Gormley, BS
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Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 cups Pear
 2 cups Banana
 1 cup Mango
 4 cups Romaine Lettuce
 2 tbsp Chia Seeds(ground)

Directions

Directions
1

Peel and slice bananas.

2

Chop pears away from seeds.

3

Slice mango into cubes.

4

Arrange fruit in a bowl on a bed of greens.

5

Top with ground chia seeds.

6

Add spices to taste if desired.

Notes
7

For more flavor you can add cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, or cacao.

Gratitude Chia Seed Fruit Bowl

About the author 

Jenny Gormley, BS

Jenny Gormley, BS is a Sports Nutrition Coach and founder of the Micronutrient Movement.

Her first job working in a kitchen started more than 12 years ago at the age of 15. Throughout the last decade, she has trained and worked in many different restaurants, all with different chefs and styles.

She is a self-taught chef who discovered a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle throughout her college education and hasn’t looked back since.

Jenny earned a Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Wellness from Northern Arizona University, with an emphasis in Health Education and Human Biology.