Chia porridge

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.

Ingredients

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)

Optional:

1 tablespoon acai powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

handful of fresh or frozen berries

Method

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.

Enjoy,

Michelle x

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