Monday, March 18, 2013

Hot Pumpkin Protein Porridge with Hemp and Chia



I sure hope I have the flu. I feel like S_ _T. It's freakin me out because I was getting more and more low energy over the past couple of weeks and I kind of feel like I used to feel when I had severe burn-out. Really dizzy and tired as heck. So either my adrenal fatigue (and probably really low blood pressure) has suddenly decided to get really bad or I have the flu. Please let it be the flu. I've got another Naturopath appointment tomorrow to go over my blood work. I think maybe the breastfeeding is starting to suck the life out of me - but baby won't take a bottle so not much I can do about it until he is old enough for milk. Oh the mystery and joys of it all. 

So clean eating has helped me significantly but even it has its limitations if greater forces are at work - I guess the point is to not accept feeling like crap, stick with the clean eating because I KNOW its helping and keep looking for the answer. Well, if anything is going to give me energy its this porridge recipe. I'm still loving the Chia and Hemp porridge for breakfast and this is one of my favorite variations. I'm going to make it again tomorrow for breakie because I love it SO much!

Hot Pumpkin Protein Porridge with Hemp Hearts and Chia Seeds (1 -2 servings)

2 Tbsp Black Chia Seeds
2 Tbsp Hemp Hearts
1/2 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (good tasting)
1/2 cup milk of choice plus an extra 1 Tbsp if its too thick
1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 Tbsp pure pumpkin puree

Just mix everything together and let stand for 5 - 10 minutes for the Chia to gel. Warm over medium heat on the stovetop, stirring often, until the mixture is warm and bubbling. Serve warm with a dallop of Vanilla Greek yogurt, unsweetened raisins and coconut. So delicious! If you have leftovers, it makes a nice afternoon pudding snack once its chilled. I can never finish mine so I look forward to the left-overs. 




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