Friday, February 8, 2013

My New Addiction - Hot Chia Seed Protein Porridge!

You were supposed to be getting a post on my delicious cauliflower crust pizza - problem is that I have tried it twice now and IT IS NOT WORKING (sorry to my guests tonight for having to eat that). I'm not ready to give up just yet so hopefully that post will come soon - I just think it has such potential. If anyone has a great recipe out there for a cauliflower crust leave it in the comments and I might try it out.....

Hot Chia Seeds topped with banana, cacao nibs & coconut. The possibilities for toppings and deliciousness are endless!

So I'm going to give you the recipe for my new addiction - Hot Chia Seeds. I liked them as Chia Seed Pudding but I LOVE them as hot porridge. These crazy little seeds gave me loads of energy the first couple of days I ate them. It kind of backfired because I worked out so hard that I may have injured my knee. Well, I did injure my knee just not sure if its sore or I really did some damage - cross fingers its just mad about all those Chia fueled Burpees. The morale of the story is to know your limits and your age - especially if you are high...........on Chia.

This is what I did to make Hot Chia Protein porridge. You can use this as a base recipe or basically do whatever you want with them - you can't really mess it up as they can be eaten uncooked, cooked, soaked or un-soaked. Get creative - especially with the toppings (think apples, raisins, pumpkin, cinnamon, nut butters, berries, coconut, seeds, chocolate, vanilla). If you don't do the protein powder thing you can probably replace it with vanilla and some sweetener (honey, maple syrup, Stevia?). Hope you like them - hubby is not on the Chia train yet............Leave me a comment and let me know if you are.

Hot Chia Seed Protein Porridge

by MamaChanty
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 seconds - yep
Keywords: raw breakfast snack candida-diet friendly gluten-free low-carb nut-free paleo wheat belly chia seeds
Ingredients (1 Serving)
  • 2 tbsps Black Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 serving good tasting Vanilla Protein Powder (I use the Whey Isolate Vanilla Ice Cream flavor from Costco)
  • 1/2 cup and a little bit extra of unsweetened milk (I use soy but use what you've got), warmed up (I microwaved for 30 seconds)
Instructions
Mix the Chia and the Protein together really well. Add the warm milk and mix really well to make sure all the protein is dissolved. Let stand for about 10 to 15 minutes for the Chia to gel, stirring occasionally. Once the Chia gelled I just threw it back in the microwave for 30 seconds. Yum - seriously addicted. Top with whatever you fancy................the possibilities are endless!
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I'm going to try my next batch with Chocolate protein powder. And beware if you eat 100% cacao nibs - apparently you really can get high on them. Eat in moderation!

Chia Seed Protein Porridge topped with bananas, strawberries, coconut and 100% cacao nibs - super food, super tasty!




2 comments:

  1. amazing!! I topped it with strawberries, blueberries, then some cottage cheese blended till smooth with 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder and a few drops of liquid stevia toffee flavour ( it was like whipped cream ) and some coconut and mixed crushed nuts!!!!!! yummmmmy

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  2. I never heard of chia seeds before, but your Porridge looks sooo yummy delicious ! :)

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