chia seed ‘porridge’
One of my favourite breakfast meals! So quick. So easy. So nutritious. So satisfying. Perfect for anyone who is time-poor in the mornings.
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup almond milk
fresh berries (optional)
non-dairy yoghurt – my favourite is CoYo Coconut Milk yoghurt (optional)
** use organic and biodynamic ingredients where possible **
In the evening, mix together gently the chia seeds and almond milk in a bowl. Cover. Leave overnight in the refrigerator.
In the morning, take out the bowl 15 minutes before serving. Add a little extra almond milk and stir. Add a large spoonful of coconut yoghurt and berries on top. Enjoy!
NUTRITION NOTES: CHIA SEEDS
Chia seeds were a main component of the Aztec and Mayan diets and were the basic survival food of Aztec warriors. The Aztecs also used chia medicinally to stimulate saliva flow and to relieve joint pain. Chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don’t deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid. Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Chia is also a good source of protein, fiber, and a range of vitamins and minerals: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.