Chia porridge

Chia porridge is my new breakfast of choice.

I used to eat rolled oats, all bran and yoghurt for breakfast, but there really isn’t a huge amount of nutritional richness to bran or oats so I’d be hungry by the time I arrived at university.

This porridge is a potent mix of nutrient rich foods that is a proper breakfast!  You can get creative and change it to make it how you like it and to suit your nutritional needs.

Chia is a superfood that forms the base of the porridge. However, although it may have super nutritional value but is quite short on flavour – but the upside is that it lets you get inventive on the flavouring. One of my favourite ways of getting it tasting great is to add banana and blend them together.

The buckwheat adds a nice nutty crunch.

Power porridge *raw, vegan, gluten-free

  • Chia (I use 15g of chia and cover with about 75ml water and let this soak for at least 10-15minutes. The chia absorbs the water and becomes very gelatinous. You can add up to 9 times the amount of water to chia and leave it overnight to really let it absorb the water and swell)
  • Buckwheat. (You can either add these dry or soak them overnight too. Soak them separately to the chia though because they need to be rinsed)
  • Heaped tsp Raw Cacoa powder
  • Heaped tsp Hemp Seed Powder
  • Tsp Honey/ Agave
  • 6 almonds (I soak these overnight too and remove the skins – your body absorbs the nutrients better this way)
  • Chopped Banana
  • tsp peanut butter
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Raisins
  • Organic vanilla powder

Full option:

The night before: Soak the chia, almonds and buckwheat – remember to do the buckwheat separately.

In the morning: Rinse the buckwheat. Put the chia, banana, peanut butter, sweetener, hemp, vanilla and cacao in a blender. It becomes nice and smooth and light. Then add the buckwheat, almonds, sunflower seeds and raisins. Yum!

Quick fix:

Soak the chia for 10-15min with less water (15g chia:75ml water). Stir everything in. Sprinkle the buckwheat on dry. Chop in the banana. Pronto!

 

And  you can get creative and make it in any number of ways:

  • Cinnamon + apple (If you’re non-raw, you can steam the apple with raisins and a little cinnamon)
  • Any fresh fruits
  • Choco-crunch: raw cacao nibs, seeds and raisins
  • Dates
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