Another of our daily breakfast staples is chia seed porridge. We have it in 3 different ways which depends on our mood and if we fancy a change.
It is another much easier than you would think to get together. I have a habitual routine every other evening which takes only 5 – 10 minutes which consists of making up this chia seed porridge ready to soak in the fridge overnight, pancake mix left out to slightly ferment and bubble and leaving the linseeds to soak in water ready for linseed tea. Once this is done it makes making a nutritious breakfast for the girls easier and quicker.
The chia seed porridge is raw, there is no need to cook it as the chia seeds soak overnight and swell up. Chia seeds are seen as a superfood and are tiny black seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant, a member of the mint family which comes from Central and South America. Legend has it that the ancient Aztecs and Mayans used chia seeds as a source of energy.
They make you feel full,
The variations of porridge could go on for ever as far as your or your childs imagination could reach. But our favourites are:
Plain Banana and Vanilla
Cacao and Banana
Banana and Red Berry
It’s so easy to make, all use frozen berries in winter, add a couple of spoonfuls and a chopped banana. 2 desert spoons of chia seed. Top up with unsweetened almond milk and a small pinch of vanilla powder though this is optional. I sometimes just leave it at that, or often I whiz it up together to make good coloured porridge. If you don’t whisk it up, you will need to give it a good mix as otherwise the chia seeds can conjulate together.
Berries & Chia Seed Porridge
- 2 Tbsp Chia Seed
- 300ml Milk (I use Almond)
- 2 Tbsp mixed berries ( I use frozen in winter)
- 1 tsp vanilla powder (optional)
- 1 banana chopped
- Step 1 Add all ingredients to a sealable container. Mix it around and mash up the banana making sure the chia seeds are evenly distributed around the mixture. You can use a hand blender to mix it smooth if you like it creamier.
- Step 2 Leave in the fridge overnight for the chia seeds to soak up the liquid. In morning serve, add some maple syrup to taste.
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