Healthy Breakfast Recipe: Coconut Chia Porridge

March 31, 2016

 

We love this good-for-you breakfast served hot as a porridge or as a tasty chilled pudding. Either way you are off to a great start as this meal is packed with powerhouse ingredients such as flaxseed meal, chia seeds, hemp hearts, and nutrient-dense superfoods like sweet-tart golden berries (also known as Peruvian ground cherries) and goji berries.

Coconut Chia Porridge
Adapted from the Thrive Market 5-Day Detox diet
Makes 2 servings

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2 cups unsweetened coconut milk beverage
Dash of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons hemp hearts
2 tablespoons chia seeds
8 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
Pinch of salt
Season to taste with agave syrup or honey (optional)

For the topping:
Fresh raspberries
Toasted coconut
A handful of golden berries (optional)
2 tablespoons goji berries

Bring coconut milk to a gentle boil then add the flaxseed meal, hemp hearts, chia seeds, coconut and salt. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until porridge begins to thicken; about 5 minutes.

Season to taste with agave syrup or honey if you’d like it to be a bit sweeter.

Top with the toppings and serve immediately or refrigerate (toppings and all) and enjoy as a chilled pudding later on.

More nutritional info on golden berries:
I call these little golden gems "nature's candy" as they're sweet and tart and you won't feel guilty about eating a handful! Golden berries are great for your overall health as they’re loaded with antioxidants, but they also contain two essential fatty acids - linoleic and oleic acid - that help with fat oxidation and insulin sensitivity. Among the small berry family, golden berries are higher in protein and vitamin A and are much lower in sugar. They also contain an abundance of flavonoids, which are antioxidants that promote cardiovascular health. Add golden berries to salads, toss into trail mix, add them to your favorite hot morning cereal like the one above, or simply enjoy them as a snack on their own.  

 

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