When you need a speedy breakfast, then this chia porridge is a lifesaver. You can prep it in minutes the night before, and wake up to a balanced meal to keep you going. It’s also really versatile, feel free to experiment with the fruit and flavours, or perhaps add in some cacao powder, half a tsp of vanilla extract and a little more natural sweetness to transform it into a chocolaty pudding.
Chia seeds are now known to be a good source of healthy omega 3 fatty acids, albeit it in the less bioavailable plant form. They are also rich in antioxidants, minerals like magnesium, calcium and manganese, plus they may help to balance your blood sugar and keep you feeling full too, thanks to their fibre and protein content.
Adding cinnamon to the recipe further aids in keeping blood sugar balanced, helping to prevent mid-morning hunger and energy crashes.
|Ingredients (makes two servings)
|450ml unsweetened almond or cashew milk
|2 mashed bananas
|80g chia seeds
|1/2 tsp cinnamon
|Berries to top when serving
Mix together the mashed bananas and milk, then stir in the chia seeds and cinnamon thoroughly. Cover and place in the fridge overnight or for several hours before serving. Top with fresh berries, and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.