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Teff Chia Seed Oatmeal with Coconut Yogurt and Cacao

teff oatmeal

Hi friends! I’m really excited to share this teff oatmeal recipe with you all today because not only does this recipe feel super cozy for fall, but it also is extremely easy to put together. I should know, because aside from taking a billion photos of the recipe, it actually only took 15 minutes for this to come together. Easy, healthy, delicious. DONE.

oatmeal, oats, teff, chia seeds, pomeranate

I love that this oatmeal is a little different, because I added chia seeds, which are an excelled source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, but also because I added teff. Teff is a pseudo-grain from Ethiopia. If you’ve eaten Ethiopian food, you’ve probably eaten injara, which is a spongy bread made from teff flour, and is traditionally eaten with with the different stews. I’m actually salivating right now just thinking about Ethiopian food!


What is Teff?

Teff is awesome because its a gluten-free grain that is very high in protein and fiber, and also a good source of manganese, iron and calcium. One half-cup of teff uncooked has about 354 calories, 12.8 grams of protein, 70.6 grams of carbs, and 7.7 grams of fiber. I love adding even a tablespoon of teff into rice dishes as well, because it adds a different texture, as well as a different variety of nutrients. Teff is full of many B-vitamins, and it’s an awesome way to introduce a variety of whole grains into your diet. The flavor is kind of nutty, which I love, especially combined with oats and chia seeds. Teff is really tiny, so be careful because it can easily go everywhere in the kitchen if you’re not careful! (I may be speaking from experience here…..)

teff, chia, oatmeal, pomegranate, cacao nibs, coconut yogurt, almond butter

I hope you give this recipe a try, I know you’ll love it! Be sure to tag me on Instagram if you do make it, I love seeing your recipes!

Warming Teff and Chia Seed Oatmeal
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Anabelle Harari
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 2
Delicious and warming chia-teff oatmeal with pomegranate, coconut, cacao nibs, almond butter.
  • 1/2 cup Gluten free oats
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Teff
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 cups Almond milk or milk of your choice
  • 1 tbsp Cacao nibs
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp Almond butter
  • 1 tbsp Coconut flakes
  1. Combine the oats, teff, and chia seeds in a small sauce pan and cover with almond milk.
  2. Add a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of salt, stir in.
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce down to low heat until set, making sure to stir every few minutes.
  4. Add any topics you like such as pomegranate, cacao nibs, almond butter, coconut flakes.
  5. Serve immediately.


Warming Teff and Chia Seed Oatmeal


A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of guest posting on the Boston Day Book, run by lovely friend Natalie. When Natalie approached me about making a breakfast bowl, I knew I wanted to make something hearty, healthy and delicious like a warming bowl of porridge. The key to this recipe though, is an ingredient that no many people know about: amaranth. This porridge is perfect for the cooler months and is filled apples, dates, carrots and beautiful warming spices like cinnamon and cardamom.


Coconut Amaranth Porridge


dragon fruit, pitaya, smoothie bowl recipe

Hello my beautiful friends!

Today I’m going to show you how to make a delicious, BEAUTIFUL, dragonfruit smoothie bowl that will bring you so much happiness just looking at it! And of course eating! I’m talking all about pitaya!

You may have seen these bright pink spiky fruit at a specialty grocery store. I first found them on my trip to Thailand earlier this year- they are super delicious, with a white or sometimes pink fleshly inside, they are just so magical to eat.

If you don’t find yourself in Thailand, you can find these frozen pitaya packs in your local whole foods, which is what I used in this recipe. I absolutely love the bright vibrant color they make!

pitaya smoothie bowl, dragonfruit smoothie

This super simple smoothie bowl has only fruit and coconut water, it’s super light and honestly the perfect thing to eat during warmer temperatures. You can add whatever toppings you like, I love adding shredded coconut, banana, and bee pollen. The options are endless though.

You will need a high speed blender, I use a Vitamix, but before that I was using the Nutribullet, and honestly, it always did a great job for my smoothies. I highly recommend investing in a good quality blender, as this will make all your smoothies come together in a pinch – no smoking struggling blender included.

Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think!

Dragronfruit Pitaya Smoothie Bowl
Recipe Type: Smoothie Bowl
Author: Anabelle Harari
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 2
Delicious and refreshing dragonfruit smoothie bowl
  • 2 packs frozen pitaya plus packs
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4-1/2 cup coconut water
  • Toppings:
  • Bee pollen
  • Coconut flakes
  • Granola
  • Banana
  • Any other toppings you like!
  1. Place all ingredients in your high speed blender. Start with 1/4 cup coconut water, and add one tablespoon at a time as needed to get the right consistency. If it’s too liquidy, add more frozen fruit.

dragonfruit smoothie bowl, pitaya, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, paleo

You might also like: Wellspring Classic Green Smoothie 

Dragronfruit Pitaya Smoothie Bowl


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