On Tuesday, I made my first ever Chia porridge- it was quite tasty but needed a little refining. I have had another go today & I am quite happy with how this one has turned out.
1/3 cup chia seeds (it doesn’t matter what colour)
1 1/2 cups coconut milk. You could also use almond milk or another nut milk.
1/2 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup cashews (soaked for 2 hours to overnight in filtered water)
1 tablespoon acai powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
handful of fresh or frozen berries
Soak cashews in filtered water for at least 2 hours
In a Thermomix or blender, add all ingredients except the chia seeds and blend until combined.
Place mixture into a glass bowl or jar and add chia seeds. Stir to combine
5 minutes after combining all ingredients, stir again.
Leave in refrigerator overnight & enjoy for breakfast in the morning.
Serve topped with a handful of fresh or frozen berries.
Chia seeds are a great source of both soluble and insoluble dietary fibre. They have a good protein content and contain all 8 of the essential amino acids. Along with being high in Omega 3 ALA’s, chia contains other vitamins, minerals and trace elements such as; calcium, magnesium, vitamin B12 and iron.
They are referred to as a superfood for a reason.