I have been following a more paleo style diet as of late but was getting tired of omelettes for breakfast. I really just wanted cereal but that wasn’t an option. I tried searching pinterest for breakfast ideas that might soothe the craving but nothing was quite right.
While chatting with some veggie friends someone mentioned chia porridge. As I had a small packet of chia seeds another lovely friend had given to me I decided to try searching for a recipe. I did find several but they all called for flax or were too low in protein and too high in carb so I got to playing around with ideas. My first attempt was ok but still involved maple syrup and didn’t stave off the hunger as long as I would have liked but I bought a big pack of chia anyway as it seemed worth the effort.
Today I had another go and am sure I am onto something. Chia, hemp, protein powder, almond milk and raisins. Still a bit high in carbs but it quelled my hunger from 8am until 2 pm when I next had a chance to eat. I had participated in a 5K, driven my family all over creation and gone grocery shopping in that time and honestly didn’t feel hungry. So here is the recipe and I hope you enjoy it. I am thinking I might replace the raisins with almond butter tomorrow to see how it goes but who knows.
Chia Hemp porridge
2 tbsp chia seeds
2tbsp hemp seeds
1 scoop (half serving) of USN diet fuel vanilla (I am sure any brand would do)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
20g (1-2tbsp) raisins
200ml (just under a cup) unsweetened almondmilk
I just tossed it all in a milk pan and heated it on the stove until it was my desired porridge consistency. I stirred constantly.
No extra sweetener required. It was just right without the maple syrup or honey. The raisins add quite a bit of excess carb/sugar but it is also a serving of fruit. It all came out to about 500 calories with about 37g protein and 33 g carbs as I recall but I forgot to screens hot the details from my fitness pal and am not completely certain of the numbers. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable breakfast that didn’t leave me feeling heavy but lasted for hours.