Mango Chia Jam & Sweet Cherry Breakfast Bowl

Mango Chia Jam & Sweet Cherry Breakfast Bowl via Nutritionist in the Kitch

I love it when one idea sparks another, then another, then another, then all of a sudden I have something magical in the kitch.

That’s what happened here with this yummy, simple, tasty, and nutritious breakfast bowl! 

Mango Chia Jam & Sweet Cherry Breakfast Bowl via Nutritionist in the KitchIt started with a mango. A single, bright, fresh and juicy little mango.

I love mangoes (I actually hated them as a kid but developed a love for them as an adult!), not only are they sweet, juicy, hearty, and filling, they are also an incredible source of Vitamin C (one mango contains 75% of the daily recommended intake!), skin beautifyingVitamin A, Vitamin B,  fibre for improved digestion, and immune boosting cartoenoids!

Mango Chia Jam & Sweet Cherry Breakfast Bowl via Nutritionist in the Kitch

I had bought a couple mangoes (the ataulfo variety) and decided to make a chia “jam” by blending fresh mango, adding almond milk, and stirring in the chia seeds with a teensy bit of honey.

The jam turned out great and it sparked another idea to create a yogurt bowl using my favourite coconut yogurt then topping it with the mango chia jam!

Mango Chia Jam & Sweet Cherry Breakfast Bowl via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Into a bowl I added coconut yogurt, some sweet dark cherries, sliced banana, the mango chia jam, and a sprinkling of Nature’s Path Granola, pistachios, toasted coconut, and finally, a drizzle of honey.

Mango Chia Jam & Sweet Cherry Breakfast Bowl via Nutritionist in the Kitch

The combination was delightful! I loved how the colours of the ingredients popped, each with their own vibrance and beauty and the mixture of tastes and textures made each bite a little different than the last!

Do you typically start with one inspiring ingredient then let it lead you to a whole new recipe? What is one of your favourite “star ingredients”? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! 

Mango Chia Jam & Sweet Cherry Breakfast Bowl
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Serves: 1
  • For the Mango Chia Jam:
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • For the Breakfast Bowl:
  • 2 tablespoons Mango Chia Jam
  • ¾ cup plain Coconut yogurt (or another yogurt of choice such as almond, Greek, or cashew)
  • ⅓ cup pitted sweet cherries
  • ½ medium banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granola of choice (gluten free/grain free/vegan if needed!)
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • ½ teaspoon honey (or pure maple syrup for strict vegan)
  1. Prepare the chia jam by blending the mango with the almond milk and honey in a blender until semi-smooth.
  2. Add the blended mango mixture to a small jar then add in the chia seeds and stir to combine.
  3. Let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  4. Once the chia jam is prepared, take a bowl and add in the breakfast bowl ingredients, first the yogurt, then banana, cherries, and granola, sprinkle on the pistachios and coconut, top with the chia jam, and finish with a drizzle of honey!
  5. Enjoy!
Store the remaining mango chia jam in the fridge and use for more bowls, to top bread, or just eat with a spoon!

Have a lovely rest of your Sunday and try making this bowl sometime this week! Snap a picture and hashtag #nutritionistinthekitch !


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Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • Hi! This sounds yummy and different from other recipes, which is great! I was just wondering what your thoughts were on the best/healthiest way to soften honey…it’s always so hard/thick right from the jar!

    Thank you!

    • Hey Nikki! I actually use a pasteurized honey that is liquid! For the harder kind you could just warm it up slightly in a pan over very low heat!

  • Dang! This looks absolutely superb Christal! I love when things come together like that, and breakfast bowls are so colourful – the perfect start to your day 😀
    I have made chia jam before, and it is such an easy way to get your jam-fix and cutting back on the refined sugar. Delicious! And guess what? I have a lone-mango in the fridge that I didn’t know what to do with, now however…. *smiles* Thanks for the recipe! x

    • Hey Julie! You will have to use that mango up to make this bowl!! Thanks as always for the comment 🙂 Have a wonderful week!