This is one of the most warming, delicious and comforting breakfasts I’ve had in a long time, it’s hard to believe it’s raw! I have to say this is foremost a simply wonderful Autumn breakfast and the fact it’s healthy, raw, vegan, blablabla is just an added bonus. Of course, I purposely made this a raw recipe but the results were so unexpectedly delicious that I think anyone would enjoy it. My family, who are certainly no health food freaks, tasted some and loved it too… they were shocked when I told them what was in it!
The chia seeds are the star of this recipe, when blended with a liquid, they create a very thick, gel-like consistency. The almond butter adds further bulk and texture along with a wholesome, nutty flavour. Both create a familiar porridge-style mixture. And just because it’s raw, doesn’t mean it’s cold! I think, for a lot of people, one of the most off-putting things about going on a raw diet is missing out on warm meals, especially in the Winter. But just because the food isn’t cooked, doesn’t mean it can’t be warmed up. So this porridge has been gently heated to about 40°C to make it nice and warm without destroying nutrients.
Detox Your World‘s lovely people have sent me some ingredients to help put this recipe together. You may remember I have worked with them before creating my Raw Cake Pops! Detox Your World are a fantastic resource for those who eat raw or vegan, or even those who just want to add more superfoods to their diet. They are ethical, environmentally friendly, fairtrade and stock many organic products. So I genuinely encourage you to check em out! They ship to the UK and europe but also have a lot of useful online information and recipes.
Chia seeds are by far my favourite superfood <3 I often use them to thicken smoothies or even as an egg-replacer but the great thing about them is a little goes a long way, making them a frugal superfood. For a £3 100g bag of chia seeds, equaling about 12 tbsp worth, you can make this recipe 6 times! Plus, they make this porridge so quick and easy to put together…
- Mix all the ingredients, except the chopped nuts, in a blender until thick and smooth.
- Transfer to a saucepan, stir and heat gently until warm. If you're on a raw food diet, you can use a thermometer to ensure it doesn't heat above 40c (110f.)
- Serve with chopped pecan nuts and grate over some fresh apple (I used leftover apple from the core.) Enjoy!