Let me introduce you to my favorite rainbow (and ice cream popsicle!) queen: Dutch foodie Jutri from @juutlovesfood. Doesn’t her Rainbow Breakfast Bowl with Blueberry Chia Pudding look absolutely amazing? It’s packed with healthy fats, fiber and vitamins + super delicious and filling.
I love Jutri’s photography style! Every single one of her dishes is mouthwateringly beautiful – she really knows how to take simple ingredients and turn them into a feast for the eye. Rainbow minimalism at its best I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!
Rainbow Breakfast Bowl with Blueberry Chia Pudding | Healthy Breakfast
SERVES: 1 person
EQUIPMENT: glass jar
Blueberry chia pudding
½ cup coconut water
3-4 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
1 handful blueberries, mashed (or 1 teaspoon blueberry powder)
2 teaspoons raisins
2 teaspoons chia seeds
2 teaspoons desiccated coconut
2 teaspoons sesame seeds (white and/or black)
2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon hemp seeds
1 small banana, sliced
1 handful raspberries mashed in 4 tablespoons coconut yogurt (or other plant-based yogurt)
Fruit: 1 passionfruit + 1 fresh fig (or other fruit)
Extra seeds: sesame, hemp, sunflower, chia
A few mint leaves (optional)
Edible flowers (optional)
Blueberry chia pudding
Soak all the ingredients overnight in a glass jar. Make sure everything is covered with the coconut water & milk. Close the jar and stir well. Add extra coconut water if needed.
1. In the morning, add the banana to the chia pudding and mix well.
2. Pour the chia pudding in a nice serving bowl. Add the pink raspberry yogurt any way you like it.
3. Add passion fruit, fig slices, seeds, mint leaves and edible flowers.
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
This blueberry chia pudding will stay fresh for at least 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can easily prepare several servings at once to save time in the kitchen.
Now I would love to hear from you! Do you ever start your day with chia pudding? What toppings do you like to add: granola, nut butter, fruit, chocolate, toasted coconut...? I’d love to try your favorite combination so definitely let me know by leaving a comment down below.
1. Where do you live?
I happily live in a most beautiful little village in the south of the Netherlands. We moved from Amsterdam back to my roots about one year ago and it has been the best decision of my life. From busy overwhelming city life to a peaceful and very green village life. Just love it!
2. What sparked your interest in health & plant-based cooking?
I've always been interested in food in general, but my interest in healthy eating came when I got sick. 10 years ago, I found out I had terrible thyroid disease. In those days, I smoked like crazy and I loved me some fast food and party drinks. I was a typical ‘live like there's no tomorrow’ girl. The docs told me if I didn't stop smoking, my illness would never get better. I stopped and along the way I noticed I felt better when I ate certain foods and left some out of my diet as well. My interest in healthy food has been growing ever since. My husband calls me a living food encyclopedia. I have huge interest in eating mostly plant-based foods. A good friend of mine (Sharda from @veganrebelyogini) is a real vegan foodie and health activist, and it's because of her I changed to an almost vegan diet one and a half years ago. I love cooking vegan meals, it awakens my creativity and sets me on fire.
3. What used to be your favorite meal as a child? Any special childhood food memories or anecdotes?
Definitely Dutch pea soup and pancakes. My mom always asked me what I wanted to eat on my birthday and these two dishes were always my answer. I also loved rhubarb sauce as a child (still do by the way). I remember my grandpa cycling onto our garden path bringing lots of homegrown veggies wrapped in journal paper, tied up on his luggage rack. When he brought rhubarb, I was so happy because I knew my mom would do magic and transform it into delicious rhubarb sauce. Yum!
4. What are the ingredients you can’t live without?
I absolutely can't live without oats, bananas, cinnamon, hummus and apples. I eat all of these foods every day and buy them in bulk. If for whatever reason I run out of these foods I would move the world to get them as soon as possible!
5. What’s your typical breakfast, lunch, snack & dinner?
My typical breakfast are overnight oats with banana, raisins, cinnamon and oat milk, warmed in the morning. Lunch is my usually pumpkin sourdough bread topped with whatever I like at that moment. These days I have a crush on bread topped with hummus, smoked bell pepper and vegan ‘picadillo’ (Mexican taco filling), so good!
As for dinner, I love dishes containing lots of spices like cumin, coriander, curry, paprika powder, smoked paprika powder, marjoram and so on. But the truth is I mostly make dishes my kiddo likes, like pasta, potato veggie stews and pasta. My favorite snack is definitely a banana.
6. What’s your favorite dessert?
I love me some cashew chocolate mousse. Creamy and decadent!
7. If today was your last day on earth, what would you eat?
I hope it wouldn't be but if so I would choose Roti. When I was a kid we had Surinam neighbors. They organized epic parties and we were always invited. The lady of the house cooked like a chef and her roti is the best I've ever had. Can I change my favorite childhood dish??!!
8. Who and what inspires you?
Nature is my biggest inspiration. Look at all those beautiful existing plants, trees, flowers and animals. It's beyond beauty and genius. My mom and dad made me fully aware of this beauty from the moment I can remember. I am so grateful for that. Nature never fails to amaze me and lights a spark within. All those different shapes, colors and textures inspire my work.
9. Do you have any tips or tricks for anyone who is just starting on their health food journey?
I'm always very careful with sharing tips as I'm not a doctor or dietitian but I can share my story. Along the years, I've learnt that listening to my own body's needs is my key to a happy healthy life (yes, even with my ailment). Before, I found it very difficult to listen to what my body and mind really needed. Practicing yoga and meditation, and being outside in the woods ground me. From that safe place of being connected to the earth I can easily and clearly see it all and walk into my right direction. I like to read books about nutrition, eat healthy (I now know exactly what my body needs to function well), do lots of yoga, walk in nature, choose happiness, be naughty once in a while (I mean… Have a glass or two, eat ice cream, watch series until midnight, flirt), laugh out loud and dress to impress. Oh, and I have one rule: don't eat after eight (rules are there to be broken but most of the time I don't).