This is one of my favourite breakfasts & it's so easy to do. You prep it the night before (or in the morning if you fancy this as more of a healthy pudding after dinner) and leave it to soak in the fridge. The chia seeds will absorb any of the flavours you add and will expand dramatically in size, bursting with all the goodness they hold (omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, antioxidants, potassium to name just a few)! Then in the morning, a quick stir & some nice toppings & you're good to go. It's really filling and when I do have this for breakfast I never feel the need to snack before lunch.
The toppings I've chosen to add here were because I wanted a not-too-sweet but zingy breakfast, but really any combination works as the base to this breakfast is pretty neutral. Fresh raspberries & raisins are also good as are blueberries & raw honey. For a really luxurious porridge though, try some sliced banana & cacao nibs which are really good if you are warming the porridge before serving. I generally eat this cold in the summer but warm through (before adding any fresh toppings) on a chilly morning.
Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Porridge
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup milk of your choice (I use almond)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave
- 1/2 kiwi fruit, peeled & sliced
- 1/2 passion fruit, scooped
- Mix your chia seeds with your milk and maple syrup. Stir well & then cover & pop in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, give them a stir to separate some of the seeds that may have stuck together. Add any dried fruit here & your fresh toppings if you are having it cold.
- If you want to warm this through, then transfer to a small saucepan & gently heat until warm before transferring to your bowl to add your fresh toppings.