Chia Oat Porridge With Berries: A Radical Radiance Recipe

by Courtney on June 24, 2015

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This is one of my absolute favorite breakfasts. If I don’t have a smoothie, it’s generally this recipe that I’m eating. In fact, when I have this around, it also sometimes serves as a great snack or dessert that satisfies, tastes great and is oh-so-good for us! I also love that you can make this in a big batch and it will keep for a couple days.  It takes time for the chia to expand and be ready, so I like to make it at night before going to bed and when I wake up the next morning, voila! It’s ready.

Chia is one of the best sources of plant-based protein, and is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, magnesium and more. Oats are high in manganese, phosphorus, copper, and more. They provide a nice texture variation in the chia that I love. Berries, well, do any of us need convincing berries are nutritious and delicious? Didn’t think so. ;)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup dry, unsoaked chia seeds

1/4 cup rolled oats (I use “thick old fashioned rolled oats” from Bob’s Red Mill)

1 and 1/3 cup almond milk (or another plant-based milk you might like)

1/3 c frozen or fresh blueberrieschiaoatberries2

4+ strawberries

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 drops stevia (lowest sugar option) or 1 tsp maple syrup or 1 tsp coconut sugar (or to taste)

pinch salt

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients except strawberries. Stir thoroughly with a fork to ensure dry chia isn’t stuck to the bottom and isn’t in clumps.

2. Place in fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight

3. Remove from fridge, stir again, add more almond milk if you like your porridge thinner.

4. Add sliced strawberries and enjoy! Other optional add-ins that would work are shredded coconut, nuts, nut butters, more fruit, and spices like ginger or cinnamon.

Love,

Courtney

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eileen August 5, 2015 at 3:04 am

Do you cook it?

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Courtney August 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm

No, it’s a cold recipe. :) Great for summer!

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