Power-Packed Chia Seed Porridge
This is a great way to mix up your morning routine, especially if you feel like you’re constantly eating the same things. If you don’t have much time on a morning you can make this the night before, so there’s no excuse to have a boring breakfast! This porridge is so versatile and nutritionally balanced you can also eat it as a quick snack. If your workplace has a kitchenette you could easily whip this up for a mid-afternoon boost.
Chia seeds are small, but they’re packed full of goodness. They’re a rich source of omega-3 fat, calcium, zinc, potassium…the list goes on! What’s more, because they’re loaded with fibre they’ll help keep you fuller for longer, which means that you’ll have no excuse to reach for sugary biscuits or unhealthy snacks.
This recipe is especially suited to anyone following a vegan or vegetarian diet because of the dense nutrient value of the porridge, and can be eaten by anyone who avoids gluten.
– 4 tbsp chia seeds
– 250ml of your favourite non-dairy milk, unsweetened is best
A handful of chopped fresh fruit
Place the chia seeds into your breakfast bowl and add the milk. Leave them to soak up the liquid for about 10-15 minutes. It will help the process if you give them the odd stir. If you’re preparing this the night before, cover the bowl with cling film and leave it to rest in the fridge.
To serve, add the fresh fruit to your pudding and sprinkle on the cacao nibs. To ensure you meet your protein daily requirements, add a scoop of Bionic Bodies Lean Curves to your chia seed porridge. Enjoy!