Rainbow Chia Buddha Bowl

It was stormy last night, really stormy! My little van was battered by the wind and the puppy owned by my Italian neighbours howled each time lightening lit up the angry sky. I didn’t get much sleep. Storms in a van are noisy but fun!

I’m usually awake just before the sun rises above the mountain but it was a late morning for me. The dark clouds threatened more rain but having already skipped yesterday mornings 5km … I dragged myself on to the beach. The thing I love about running is, you can’t help but feel good. Especially with the waves crashing at your feet. The beach was deserted aside from one lone running coming towards me in the opposite direction who high fived me as he ran past!! By the time I got back I could not have cared less about the rain, I jumped straight in the sea and played in the giant waves as a rainbow arched overhead. Some mornings it just feels good to be alive. 

That rainbow was my inspiration for breakfast. A beautiful bright combination of colours and flavours. A little Buddha bowl of happiness. 

As always with my recipes … stick to the basics but adapt with what you can buy easily and inexpensively. These miniature kiwis are a couple of euros a box in Lidl, they’re so cute and yummy! The dried rose petals and cornflowers I bought online, I love the simple colours they add to dishes and because you only need a pinch or two to add colour they last forever 

100ml nut milk 

4 tbsp chia seeds 

1 tbsp turmeric 

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp honey

1 tbsp cacao powder

Grind or 2 of black pepper 


Dried flower petals 

Nuts / Seeds – anything else you like to decorate 


Split the milk between 2 glasses. To one add the turmeric, ginger and honey. To the other the cacao powder and black pepper. Stir each one well

Stir 2 tablespoons of chia seeds into each glass. Allow to stand for 5-10 mins, stirring occasionally so that the seeds absorb the milk and turn to a jelly consistency 

Whilst you’re waiting for the chia seeds to set, chop your fruit 

Spoon the turmeric and chocolate puddings into a bowl and decorate with fruit, petals, bee pollen and anything else you fancy 

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