Chia, Acai and Strawberry Layered Breakfast Jar

Our pseudo-summer brought a new vibe, a fresh-ingredient-loaded diet, and new plans. We booked a two-week holiday in Cyprus, and although we’ll have a small kitchenette, I have to come up with a fresh and nourishing food plan to help us enjoy this island at its best. During our summer holidays, we usually have fresh and easy breakfasts on our appartment terrace facing the sea, then wander around the island all day long.

This first and most important meal of the day has to hydrate us, while providing nutrients to boost our energy and nourish our cells throughout the day without burdening the digestion. Layers of superfoods, antioxidants, and fiber alongside fresh fruits, all packed in jars, sound like the best choice for a summer holiday breakfast.

Fresh Strawberries, the key ingredient of my layered breakfast jar recipe #raw |

Eating fresh, seasonal and local is my first diet rule, but sometimes I find places for the superfoods in my pantry to increase the nutritional value of my meals, especially during summer when the heat challenges our cells, and we lose a lot of nutrients through perspiration. This time, I’ve chosen chia seeds because of their fiber (we always eat too little fiber during the holidays) and hydrating properties, and acai berry powder for its high concentration of antioxidants, which my body needs for protecting against increased free radical action.

Acai, chia and strawberries superfood breakfast layered jars #raw |

Acai berries are also a great source of fiber and healthy fats. They increase energy production in the mitochondria, keep you hydrated, and help your body fight against oxidative stress, as it is said that their antioxidant benefits are higher than most of the other berry fruits, including blueberries. I don’t know if this is correct, but pairing as many fresh red, blue, and purple fruits in my summer breakfast jars is a good way to assure that my body gets the most nutrients from all of them.

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The perfect summer breakfast - deliciois layres of acai smoothie, fresh fruits and chia #raw |

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Chia, Acai and Strawberry Layered Breakfast Jar
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Make these breakfast jars by creating layers of delicious fresh fruits, chia, and nut butter to boost your energy, get protection against oxidative stress, and stay hydrated.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Raw
Serves: 2
  • Chia Pudding
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Pinch vanilla powder
  • Acai Smoothie Layer
  • 1 tbsp acai powder
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tsp unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • *Optional: 2 tsp bee pollen (use hemp hearts for the vegan version)
  • Fruit Layer
  • Fresh mixed berries, mashed with a fork to obtain juice and chunks (i used strawberries and blueberries)
  • To Garnish: fresh fruits, bee pollen (*optional), coconut flakes, mint leaves
  1. Add the chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla powder into a medium bowl, mix to combine and set aside for 15 minutes, until the seeds absorb all the liquid.
  2. Add all the smoothie layer ingredients into a blender and process to obtain a creamy mixture.
  3. To assemble the jar add half of the mashed fruits, then a layer of chia puding, top with acai smoothie and garnish with fresh fruits, bee pollen, mint leaves and coconut flakes.
  4. Proceed the same with the second jar, then serve or lid the jars and pack to go.


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  • Rita
    April 21, 2016

    These photographs are absolutely stunning! I love everything about this recipe, will give a go soon! πŸ™‚ xo

    • Ana
      April 21, 2016

      That’s so great, thank you! Would love to hear how it turned out πŸ™‚ xo

    • Penny
      May 7, 2016

      I agree! The photo is very appealing and beautiful. Can’t wait to try it!

      • Ana
        May 9, 2016

        Thank you so much, would love to hear if you enjoyed this πŸ™‚

  • sisters, jeans & messy buns
    April 21, 2016

    Sooo good!! πŸ˜€
    Love, Natascha

    • Ana
      April 21, 2016

      Thank you!! πŸ™‚

  • Keith @ How's it Lookin?
    April 22, 2016

    Looks great. Cool and healthy, thanks for sharing

    • Ana
      April 24, 2016

      Thanks for your kind words!

  • Nikolai Weidner
    April 23, 2016

    Wow, amazing phots combined with a very healthy recipe. A Great way so start in the day, after iΒ΄ve done the most important tsk of the day.
    WhatΒ΄s your opinion to bee pollen and a vegan lifestyle, Ana?

    • Ana
      April 24, 2016

      Thank you, it really is a very healthy and nourishing breakfast. My diet is not vegan, I eat eggs and sometimes cheese, and I consider we should all eat in a way to feel comfortable, body and mind.

  • Brandon | Brandon's Dish
    May 1, 2016

    Really great photos. When I get back to clean eating I’m going to give this recipe a try.

    • Ana
      May 3, 2016

      Thanks so much, Brandon, let me know how it turns out πŸ™‚

  • Lauren
    May 3, 2016

    This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it πŸ™‚

    • Ana
      May 3, 2016

      Thank you! I’m pretty sure you will love it πŸ™‚

  • Bea
    May 4, 2016

    This looks absolutely amazing!I’m dying to try it!

    • Ana
      May 6, 2016

      Thanks Bea for your nice words and your visit πŸ™‚

  • Alida @ Simply Delicious
    May 14, 2016

    These look gorgeous and SO delicious! Love your photography Ana!

    • Ana
      May 15, 2016

      Awwww, thank you so much!

  • Renee
    July 6, 2016

    Where do you get Acia powder & bee pollen. And what is discard coconut. This looks so good I want to make it. I love Chia puddings!

    • Ana
      July 7, 2016

      Renee, desiccated coconut is the dried flaked coconut, and you can find it alongside acai powder in health and natural food stores, or on Amazon. You can order bee pollen online too, but it’s better to find a local beekeeper to source for certified organic raw honey and bee pollen. I hope this helps!

  • Renee
    July 6, 2016

    I meant desiccated coconut?

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