The idea for a nut and seed based porridge came from the lovely Nicky Skinner over at Lunchbox Inc. I tried it one morning and since then I’ve been enjoying a warm bowl every day and it’s something I look forward to while Isabella eats her breakfast too! It’s packed with good-quality protein from the nuts and seeds, plant-based omega-3 from the chia seeds and walnuts and antioxidants from the delicious brightly coloured berries. But more importantly, I love the taste and how it makes me feel! If you are feeling curious about trying something new for breakfast to see how it affects your energy levels and overall well-being for the day ahead, I encourage you to give it a go. I hope you enjoy it!
Nut + Seed Porridge – serves 1 adult
1 cup milk (i.e. cow’s milk, almond or rice milk)
2 Tbspn chia seeds
1 Tbspn desiccated coconut
2 tsp Maca powder - optional (valued for endocrine support and balancing hormone levels)
1 Tbspn LSA
½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Dollop coconut cream or yoghurt
Handful fresh or frozen berries
Handful crushed walnuts
Place the milk, chia seeds, coconut, LSA, maca powder, cinnamon and vanilla in a small saucepan and stir constantly over a medium heat until just thick and hot.
Pour into your favourite serving bowl and top with coconut cream or yoghurt, berries and crushed walnuts.