Chia Power Porridge

I decided a few years ago to ‘go against the grain’. Finding good breakfast options was a challenge, it’s by far the hardest meal of the day to make gluten-free. Enter the sexy little chia seed – with more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, a wealth of antioxidants and minerals, a complete source of protein and more fibre than flax seed. Here they are soaked overnight so you don’t have to prepare anything in your rushed mornings.

A few of my clients were turned off by the ‘frog-spawn'(!) texture of the soaked seeds so I added wonderful dairy-free coconut yoghurt to the recipe to give the breakfast a wonderful decadent but complete healthy creaminess.

Chia Power Porridge

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp chia seed
  • 1 tbsp coconut yoghurt
  • 1/2-1 cup of almond or coconut milk
  • Juice & zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup of fresh berries (or yummy figs if they are in season!)

Method:

  1. Soak the chia seed overnight in the orange juice.
  2. In the morning, stir in the milk & pour into serving bowl.
  3. Add a dollop of coconut yoghurt then sprinkle the fruit on top and scatter the orange zest. Voila!

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