Chia Breakfast Porridge

Here’s another recipe for the Raw category on this site.  This cereal is full of Super Foods that pack a nutritional punch, it takes less than five minutes to make and it’s very versatile–you can put any goodies you want in it.  This is a single serving, but you can easily double or triple it, and you’re getting calcium, protein with all essential amino acids, fiber, phosphorus for healthy bones and teeth, and a whole lot more.  Chia seed is an ancient and powerful food used centuries ago by the Aztec Indians for endurance running.  The chia seeds will absorb more than ten times their weight in liquid and turn into a pudding-like consistency that may surprise you at first.  So, throw everything in the bowl, go brush your teeth and wash your face, and breakfast is ready.
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Chia Breakfast Porridge

Makes one serving

INGREDIENTS
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
2 Tablespoons raisins  (or other dried fruit or berries)
1 Tablespoon Goji berries
3/4 Cup almond milk
2 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds   (or raw nuts of some kind)
1/4 Cup fresh blueberries  (or chopped fresh fruit of your choice)
a pinch of ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
Into a cereal bowl, put chia seeds, dried fruit and Goji berries.
Add almond milk and stir well to wet all the seeds.
Wait 15 minutes for the chia seeds to absorb the plant milk and turn magically into a porridge consistency.
Stir again, and top with raw pumpkin seeds or nuts,  fresh fruit,  and a pinch of cinnamon.

Notes:   The cinnamon (besides being delicious) helps regulate blood sugar levels.  Of course, you can substitute any raw nuts,  dried fruits,  fresh fruits and plant milk you like!  I’m thinking of trying warm oat milk, raw walnuts, raisins, chopped apple,  cinnamon, and a splash of maple syrup.  The possibilities are endless.

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