Chia Seed Paleo Porridge


Of course, breakfast is a natural way to start the day on the right foot. I’m a big fan of breakfasts that can be made in advance, such as this chia pudding. Even though it takes just a few minutes to throw together before bed, I’d fallen out of the habit of prepping them. But man oh man, it makes such a difference to wake up to a nutritious breakfast ready to be enjoyed!

If you don’t agree, you may change your mind when you try my gluten-free, grain-free, and impossibly delicious chia seed porridge. I’m a fan of the Paleo approach because it’s not about calorie-counting or portion control; rather, it’s about eating nutrient dense whole foods just like – vegetables, eggs, fruit, meat, fish, poultry, seeds, nuts & healthy fats and which to skip (processed foods, grains, dairy, beans, sugars).

It seems simple—but it can be hard to resist the allure of a quick a.m. sugar hit unless you know exactly what to reach for instead. Eating a brekkie that’s filling, nourishing and super easy to make gives you a morning full of all the goodness you’ll ever need.

Chia seeds are pretty great. They deliver protein, omega-three fatty acids, and fiber—and they taste heavenly when paired with fruit and home made almond milk, as in this super-simple plate full.

Ingredients:

2 cups desiccated coconut
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds ground
1 cup flaxseed meal
1 1/2 cup chia seeds
1 cup nuts…select a mix of any nuts ground ( cashews, walnuts, almonds)
1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
Grind nuts & seeds in a blender and mix all ingredients together. Store in a glass jar in fridge.Use 1/2 cup of the mix to one cup water, preferably soaked overnight then gently heat in morning as a porridge.

Serve with your favourite milk, I love almond milk.

TOPPING IDEAS:
– Goji berries
– 1 kiwifruit sliced
– Pumpkin seeds
– 1/2 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
– ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted
– ¼ cup shredded coconut, toasted
– ¼ cup raisins
– Drizzle of raw honey

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