Warm Chia Porridge {S}

Warm, yummy and filling breakfasts are my favorite!  This Warm Chia Porridge seems too simple, but it’s truly a delicious breakfast or snack.  It is wonderful warm for breakfast or cold.  You can make it the night before and eat it cold for breakfast. It’s kinda like an overnight pudding if you eat it that way. You can’t go wrong either way!

One thing I like about this is that I make a jar up of the dry ingredients and I keep it ready to go!  There are 8 servings in the jar so it’s a quick thing to make in a jiffy if you are a gal on the run!

chiaporridge2Warm Chia Porridge  {S}

Dry Mix:

  • 1 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of golden flax meal/flour
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut

When ready to eat, scoop out 1/3 of a cup of the dry ingredients and put them in a microwave safe bowl!  If you are really wanting to save time you could figure up the amount of sweetener you like and even put the protein powder in ahead of time and store it in the fridge!

Add:

  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract or another extract you like!
  • 1 tbs of sweetener.  (Super Sweet Blend or xylitol)
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbs THM’s Pristine Protein Powder (optional but, I like the extra protein)
  • 1 tbs of heavy cream(optional)

I mix this all together and let it sit on the counter for about 10 minutes.  If you like it a bit looser you can add more of the almond milk.  This will expand in your bowl and be much thicker after the 10 minute wait! You could always do this the night before if you don’t have 10 minutes in the morning to wait!  I just mix it together before I hop in the shower!

After the 10 minutes, I pop it in the microwave for about a minute until it’s nice and warm.  Times may vary for your microwave.  After I pull it out from warming I add the heavy cream and stir it in.  This has MADE my mornings!  I seriously love it!  It’s super filling too.  I ate this today with a few pieces of bacon.

Above is the basic recipe.  I often add 2 TBS of cocoa powder to the mix when I’m getting ready to eat it!  After it’s warmed, I add 1 TBS of Lily’s Chocolate Chips and swirl those in!  OH MY GOODNESS!  This is my favorite! It reminds me of cocoa grits or cocoa cream of wheat that I used to like eating!

The second thing I enjoy is taking a 1/2 cup of so of frozen strawberries, microwaving them for 45 seconds to a minute and sweetening them with a little Sweet Blend.    I pour that over the top of my warm porridge!  Either version is a HUGE hit!

chiaporridge1There you have it!  I hope you will enjoy this recipe like I do!  It’s a time saver, filling and yummy. Trim Healthy Mama is a great book for you to purchase if you are looking for a healthier lifestyle and a great way of eating!   Make sure you check out their BRAND NEW line of organic sweeteners!!!

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  1. I just made this and was missing the crunch of oatmeal so I added a handful of almonds with the strawberries. It was delish!

  2. Hi Jen. I can’t do oats either.. Not even the so called gf ones… Am pretty sad about that as well! I love a warm porridge for brekky too and as a change from rice porridge I make up chia puddings the night before and have one for brekky… Good idea to set up a dry ingredient jar.. Good time saver..thanks. Healthy option is to ditch cream and sweeteners and definitely the bacon.. All wrong on a whole lot of levels… I use homemade coconut yoghurt ..way better than dairy. Warming up the frozen strawberries is good idea… Will try that!
    I hadn’t thought of flax meal…interesting
    Jenni

  3. Made this for breakfast today and loved it! I used maple extract and stevia extract with none of the optional ingredients. I topped the porridge with additional coconut and vanilla stevia sweetened 0% Greek yogurt after heating it up. I wound up stirring in the GY for extra creaminess. Yummy and very filling! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    I wanted to let you know how I have been enjoying the porridge. I buzzed my 1/3 cup portion in my seed grinder for a smoother texture. Last night I put the mix, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 donk stevia and a pinch of salt in a jar and mixed well. This morning I placed the pudding in a bowl, topped it with some warmed-up berries, and a 1/2 scoop protein powder. It was wonder-filled. Filling, nice consistency and tasty!

    • [email protected] on said:

      Thank you for sharing your ideas!! I love that! Maybe I can post it sometime? 🙂

  5. Do you think I could make this with water instead of almond milk (I’d still add the protein powder and cream)? I’m a college student on a budget and sharing a fridge with 5 roommates. Thanks!

    • [email protected] on said:

      I bet that would work just fine. 🙂

    • [email protected] on said:

      Sorry Ana, I have no idea. I don’t count them.

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  8. I made the jar of mix this weekend and have enjoyed it twice since. I am a fan of oatmeal but prefer S breakfasts, and I really enjoy chia! I got my amounts just perfect this morning and used thawed raspberries I keep in the fridge, and it was SO good. I need to remember to add cocoa powder next time. Thanks for the great recipe!

  9. I just figured out cards and fat grams for half of the dry batch= 1 1/2 c from 1/2 c chia seeds ,1/2 c flax meal , and 1/2 c unsweetened coconut = 64g fat 66g carbs which you only have which has 4 servings . So 1 serving of dry mix is 12.8 g fat and 13.2g carbs that is before you add whey powder – almond milk – cream – and sweet blend .
    I don’t see how we can eat this?????
    And not be crossing over???

    • [email protected] on said:

      First of all, breathe in deep and exhale. 🙂 Now, did you subtract your fiber to get the net carbs? That’s my first question. This is a very popular, on plan recipe. I’ve been at this for over two years and I admin for THM. I know the plan well. I hope you’ll try this..it’s very very yummy! 🙂

  10. Okay two questions….1) will this raise blood sugar? I’m type 2 and an A1C of 8.1 my blood sugar spikes even if it’s oatmeal so I need to check on raising BS. 2) Can I use cashew milk instead of almond – I much prefer the thickness of cashew milk over almond.

    • [email protected] on said:

      No. If you are on THM, an S meal is a low carb meal. It shouldn’t impact your sugars much at all. You could use unsweetened cashew milk.

  11. Jennifer….thank you, thank you, thank you for such a great recipe! I absolutely love the warm Chia porridge!. My shortcut method is to make up 3 or 4 (1 cup jars)porridges at night, take one out to heat 1 min in microwave. I have fallen in love with Chia and coconut so right now it is my go-to breakfast and my dog loves her teaspoon of the warm porridge as well. She won’t leave me alone until I give her a little bit.

  12. We just had this for breakfast. I used smashed sweetened blackberries and a touch of cream for our topping. This is the first time my husband has said he enjoyed eating anything with chia!! THANK YOU 🙂

  13. I have been eyeing this recipe up for a while now, and since I seem to be doing a lot of “breakfasts for dinner” this week, I think this is dinner on this wet yucky evening. Can’t wait to try it….

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  15. It’s very cold here today in Ontario Canada and I was looking for a recipe to warm my insides when I found this one. It really did the trick and is absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe.

    • [email protected] on said:

      You are welcome! I love that one too! Very filling.

  16. first, let me say the taste of this is fantastic, but i didn’t like the seedy texture so i ground it before using. I put it in the bowl with 1/2 cup almond milk and it sucked it right up so I added another half cup. After heating, it was still really grainy so i tried to blend it — stopped up my nutribullet. added more almond milk. Once i got it blended, omg, this was heavenly. Althou it doesn’t sound it, this was a real recipe find and I’m glad i have mix in the fridge. Just be aware that it may take way more grinding than you anticipate, if you don’t like seedy texture.

    • [email protected] on said:

      Thanks Nita!

  17. JEN!Oh sweet mercy this was so good! I was out of vanilla so used maple flavor instead. Added a sprinkle of cinnamon, pinch of mineral salt (I add that to everything, my adrenals need it!) And a pat of buttah. I was sad when the bowl was empty!

    Love the handy mix, too. Thank you so much for this recipe!

    • [email protected] on said:

      Thanks for the encouragement, Dawn! 🙂

  18. This is most definitely a keeper!! I ate this yummy porridge with strawberries and cream this morning. It was AMAZING!! Thanks so much for sharing all of your amazing recipes with us!!

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  22. This is the best faux porridge I’ve found for a low-carb diet. It makes a difference if you add some flavors and textures. For a single serving, I add 1 T cocoa and 1 T Swerve, and add 1 T of chocolate whey protein powder AFTER the porridge is hot. (Cooking the protein powder does not turn out well, texture-wise, so it’s usually stirred in after cooking.)

    I make a large batch of the dry mix and add the liquids (almond milk, coconut milk from a carton, or a mix, plus a pump or two of Torani’s sugar-free chocolate syrup) at night. Let it sit overnight and the morning is so easy. Just stir it, put it in the micro with some frozen berries (raspberry is the best), and serve it with cream, your choice of milk, and definitely some nuts or seeds. I’ve stirred in chopped almonds, walnuts, or sunflower and pumpkin seeds. All are good.

  23. I like coconut so wanted to try this. Yum. I just made the mix, took 1/3 cup of it and followed the directions. I’m eating it right now. This is really good. Thank you!

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