Fresh Thyme Brand Ambassador and Local Blogger, Alex Caspero shows us how to make Chia Porridge with Fruit.
2 cups (500 mL) unsweetened almond, coconut, or hemp milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) chia seeds
1/4 cup (60 mL) buckwheat groats
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon, cardamom, and/or ginger, as desired
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh seasonal fruit, chopped
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped Medjool dates or raisins, optional
Raw almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds, or pumpkin seeds
Heat milk in saucepan on medium heat until hot (no need to boil). Add chia seeds, buckwheat groats, and stir in desired spices, letting simmer on low, covered, for approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
Turn off heat and keep covered for up to 5 more minutes (this is a good time to prepare the fruit).
Add more milk, if desired, fresh fruit, and/or raisins before serving.
Each serving contains: 347 calories; 11 g protein; 14 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 43 g total carbohydrates (6 g sugars, 20 g fiber); 191 mg sodium