Chia seed porridge

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Chia seeds are a high energy food and, due to their protein content, help to stabilise blood sugar whilst maintaining energy levels, leaving you feeling fuller for longer. They contain omega-3 fatty acids and fibre as well as many vitamins and minerals particularly calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1½ tbsp chia seeds

¼ tsp pure vanilla extract

140 ml coconut milk (or milk of your choice)

1 tbsp sunflower seeds

15 g flaked almonds

1 tbsp coconut flakes

50 g blueberries

2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

1-2 tbsp natural yoghurt (optional)

Method:

  • Place the chia seeds in a bowl and whisk in the milk, vanilla, and cinnamon until combined. Place in fridge to thicken overnight.
  • Stir in the yoghurt and 2 tbsp milk to make a lighter consistency. Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Spoon the mixture into a bowl (or mason jar if you are taking it to the office).

* Keep in the fridge and use within 3 days. Soaked chia seeds can be easily added to smoothies or be ready to add to porridge.

 ** Peaches and fresh figs work really well with this recipe when they are in season.