This Vanilla Chai Breakfast Bowl is a perfect recovery meal after a grueling morning workout! Its super quick and only takes about 5 minutes to put together.
This bowl has protein, carbs, and healthy fats, everything you need after a hard workout.
So I suggests everyone gives this a Chai
Chai Masala is a blend of several different spices, all of which have anti-inflammatory properties. Meaning they can help calm the body from things like stress, alcohol, lack of sleep and sugar. Chai is made up of a combination of: cardamon, black pepper, all spice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. Cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper all aid in digestion and can help with nausea. Personally, I like to customize my chai blend to be a little heavier on clove, cinnamon, and ginger, but that’s just personal preference. I only use 1/8th of a teaspoon in the recipe because a little goes a long way!
When I think of chai, I also think of nuttier flavors, so I topped this bowl off with almonds, chia and flax seeds. I always like to keep a variety of nuts and seeds on hand because they are great sources of Omega 3’s. Fun fact: Chia’s omega 3 fatty acid content is gram for gram higher than salmon. Aside from omega 3’s, chia is high in other micronutrients like calcium, potassium, magnesium, which are also important..
I love to cook but some mornings I’m just not feelin’ it and need something quick with no hassle and virtually no clean up. Most of the time I throw together a yogurt bowl because its quick, easy, and healthy. Literally. Just put it in a bowl and call it a day.
After my workouts, I would much rather sit down and eat a meal than scarf down a protein shake… With that being said, in this recipe I added a scoop of protein powder to plain greek yogurt. That way I still get all of the protein I need after a long workout and it adds flavor to my yogurt.
If you’re curious about the “macros” of this bowl they are as follows:
Calories: 415, 30 g Carbs, 15g Fat, 40g Protein
I don’t count macronutrients, but I am mindful of the content and the ingredient list of the things I eat.
Vanilla Chai Breakfast Bowl Recipe
- 6 oz plain greek yogurt
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/8 tsp ground chai masala blend
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp almonds
- 1/2 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 Bananas
- 1/2 cup strawberries
Whisk together greek yogurt, protein powder, seed butter, chai blend, 1/2 of the chia seeds, and coconut oil until smooth
Top with strawberries, bananas, almonds, chia, and flax seeds.
So there you have it, the perfect post workout breakfast bowl!