Chia porridge is such an easy, no-fuss breakfast! Who doesn’t like having breakfast ready to go as soon as they wake up? I have really been enjoying my morning chia, mainly because it’s cool and sweet, and loaded with nutritional benefits.
Chia seeds are rich in calcium, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids. Chia seeds are also rich in both carbohydrates and protein, making them an excellent option for breakfast. To enrich my pudding with a bit more protein, I also added protein powder. As a vegan, I’m constantly looking for additional sources of protein wherever I can find them, and I love the rich vanilla flavour that it brings to this recipe. Likewise, I used almond milk for its sweet, mild flavour and relatively high amount of calcium. I love that almond milk is rich in vitamins C, E and B6, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium and potassium as well! Any non-dairy milk you have would work equally well in this recipe, though- coconut milk would add a unique flavour, as would rice milk.
I chose to garnish my porridge with berries and keep the mix relatively simple this time, but you could certainly experiment and make it your own. Layering with bananas and blueberries, coconut flakes, or any other fruit or nut you like would amp up the nutritional content and provide you with endless options for making your porridge unique to you, every time!
With the warm weather we’ve been having lately, now is the perfect time to cool off in the morning with a nice, healthy serving of overnight chia! As always, eat well to live well!
- 10 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 250 ml Almond milk
- 3-4 tbsp Date syrup
- 1 tbsp Vanilla vegan Protein powder
Soak the chia seeds in almond milk and date syrup overnight.
2. Right before serving, mix in the protein powder, and add a little more date syrup if you like. Serve with berries.