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Winter Chia + Oat Porridge

Chia porridge might not sound like a pot of deliciousness, but don’t knock it till you have tried it. 

If you have yet to discover chia seeds, porridge is a great introduction.

Chia seeds area are a complete protein, which means they contain all 9 essential amino acid that your body is unable to make.  Other equally punchy nutrients in chia seeds include omega 3 fats (which are proven to improve brain health, fight inflammation, reduce metabolic syndrome symptoms, reduce risk of heart disease and improve eye health, among others), antioxidants and minerals.  

Plus you can make them look really pretty easily adding a bit of pizzazz to your day first thing. 

What I love about chia seeds is their ability to absorb water due to their fibre content. When soaked overnight they more than double in size, forming a glutinous, gel like texture. It is this gel that makes them excellent for improving gut health. This gel also makes them really easy to slip into any kind of food, from soups to smoothies to porridge. 

 Prep Time : 5 Minute (+overnight soaking)

Cook Time : 5 Minute 

STOVE COOK

Ingredients

  • 2 - 4 tbsp of chia seeds black or white(pre soaked overnight)
  • 2 cups of organic rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp natvia or to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups milk
  • Walnuts
  • Fresh Strawberries 

Place oats and liquid into a saucepan and heat. After 5 minutes turn to simmer Stirring occasionally.

Add chia seeds after 5 minutes. Add natvia to taste.

Allow to cool, then place in heat resistant glass cups. Top with a little fresh strawberries and lightly crushed walnuts

TIP

You can cook these in advance to eliminate too much faffing in the morning. However, if you would like to heat them, perhaps look at using an alternate microwavable cup, ideally not plastic of course.



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