As you already know here at The Gabriel Method we like to take a mind-body approach to weight loss, which means that we try and address the real issues that may be holding you back from losing weight and keeping it off.

One of the things we like to focus on is nutrition, that’s not to say that we take a restrictive diet approach but instead we focus on adding the right kind of nutrients that your body can digest and assimilate.

Simply put, the more nourished you are, the less hungry you will feel and the easier it will be for your body to burn fat.

With that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to one my favorite fat burning breakfast recipes:

Blueberry Chia Pancakes


This is a great recipe to curb those mid-morning junk food cravings and help keep your blood sugar stable while nourishing your body.

“Most people might say, “Pancakes? You can’t have pancakes and lose weight.” That’s true usually, if it’s a typical pancake made with wheat or flour, but this pancake is made with chia bran.”

Chia bran is a great alternative to baking flour. Chia bran is not ground chia seeds but actually what is left after you cold press chia seeds to extract the oil. It doesn’t contain any starchy carbs or sugars, and it’s highly nutritious. Chia bran is an ideal flour substitute because it’s naturally gluten-free, high in protein, calcium and fiber and a great way to give any meal a healthy nutritious boost. Best of all it tastes great too!

Chia bran can be hard to find in stores but many online retailers sell it, so do a search online for chia bran and see what comes up in your area.

In the video you’ll see that I add greens by making a super simple Green smoothie made up of coconut water, spinach and mango. This green smoothie plus my blueberry chia pancakes make a it a super Gabriel Method Friendly combination and is an incredibly satisfying breakfast meal that will keep you going throughout your day.

Give it a try…

Blueberry Chia Pancakes


  • 1 cup chia bran
  • 1/2 tsp mineral salt
  • 2 tbs coconut palm sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbs ghee
  • A few strawberries
  • Dash of coconut yogurt (optional)



  • 1. Mix your chia bran, mineral salts, coconut palm sugar, eggs, blueberries, and unsweetened almond milk in a mixing bowl. It should create a consistency similar to that of a traditional pancake batter.
  • 2. Prepare your pan with 1 tbs of ghee and pour your mixture onto the pan. Allow your pancakes to cook.
  • 3. Once your pancakes are fully cooked, load your pancake up with some extra berries, a couple strawberries, and some coconut yogurt if you like!

I hope you try these chia bran pancakes and pass the recipe on for family and friends to enjoy as well! Please join the conversation by commenting below…