chia seed porridge with berries

Warm Chia Seed Porridge

Now that winter is in full swing an ice cold smoothie for breakfast is not sounding quite so appealing! I’ve been on the search for a yummy, healthy, hot alternative, that’s easy to make and is hearty and satisfying, seems almost impossible right? After trying a few variations I came up with this recipe for Warm Chia Porridge, you can add different toppings or try it with a spoon of cocoa powder for a new twist.

Warm Chia Seed Porridge

1 cup organic almond milk

1/4 cup coconut water

1 vanilla bean pod cut in half

2 tbls vanilla protein powder (I used Vegan Arbonne Essentials)

2 tbls LSA

3 tbls chia seeds

Pinch of sea salt

Measure out the almond milk and heat in a medium sized saucepan, scrape the vanilla bean seeds into the milk and continue to heat until gently boiling. Mix the protein powder into the coconut water and stir well until there are no lumps left, then add to the milk and reduce the heat to simmer, add the LSA, chia seeds and salt, stir until the porridge thickens.

Serve with your choice of topping, here’s some yummy options;

Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and a sprinkle of granola

Blueberries, vanilla bean yogurt, raw Manuka honey and lightly toasted sunflower seeds

Pistachios, dried figs, raw Manuka honey and grated cacao

Rhubarb and cacao bean coconut yogurt

Natural yogurt, natural maple syrup and preserved plums (to find out how to bottle plums follow this link)

Thanks to marksdailyapple.com for the lovely pic

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