If you’re looking for an alternative to oats for breakfast, Chia porridge is a super way to go. It’s as easy as porridge to make and, just like porridge you can serve it up however you like. Chia seeds are packed full of nutrients – with a perfect balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, they are also low carbohydrate and high protein with around 21g protein per 100g, so are a much better way start to the day. My favourite way to serve it is either warm or cold, mixed with a little stewed apple or honey and cinnamon and topped with some chopped strawberries and blueberries and a few flaked almonds.
Chia Porridge Any Way
Mix your chia seeds with your milk anywhere from 10-15 mins up to 12-24 hours before you're ready to eat it. If I'm organised I might mix up a couple of portions the night before to use over the next few days. Otherwise I simply do it in the morning and leave it to swell for 10-15 minutes whilst I'm doing other jobs!
If you want to add banana to your porridge you can blend it with the milk before mixing it with the seeds.
If you've mixed the porridge the night before you may wish to add a little more milk to soften it up when you're ready to eat it.
Chia porridge can be served warm or cold. If you want it warm simply drop it into a small pan and warm gently. If you're adding fruit and want a softer texture just throw your fruit in here too.
Mix any flavourings in. If you wanted to add stewed fruit, it's good idea to prepare these ahead of time by simply cooking gently in a pan with a little bit of water until totally soft. You can either blend and strain, or mash with a fork depending on your preference. Keep the stewed fruit in a glass jar and you will be able to use this for a good few days.
Top with your choice of topping.