Chia bowl

Need a boost to get you out of bed this winter? Set your sights on this fruit-filled chia bowl. Combining colour, crunch and a whole lot of goodness, it’s a great alternative to a regular winter porridge – and probably better for you, too!

Serves 4


  • 5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 500ml coconut milk
  • 500ml pineapple juice
  • 100g goji berries
  • 40g toasted coconut
  • 40g linseed
  • 120g pepitas

To serve

  • A handful of chopped fruit – think blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi fruit, banana, pineapple or anything else you desire.
  • 40g honey
  • ¼ cup of granola or muesli (optional)


  1. Combine chia seeds, coconut milk, pineapple juice and goji berries in a bowl. Let mixture to sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the chia seeds to take on the liquid and expand.
  2. Give the mixture a good stir. Cover and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Line two trays with baking paper. Place coconut on one tray and pepitas on the other. Roast until golden.

To serve

  1. Slice your fruit and halve your berries.
  2. Scoop the chia mixture into four breakfast bowls.
  3. Top with toasted coconut and pepitas and fresh fruit. For a more substantial meal, add ¼ of a cup of granola or muesli.
  4. Drizzle honey to finish