purple chia porridge

recipe  27th January 2016 by

For a quick breakfast that you can prep the night before and enjoy the following morning, this chia seed porridge hits the spot.

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chia porridge
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The cinnamon, ginger and vanilla combination give the porridge a subtle flavour hit and the juiciness of the blueberries and crunch of the seeds give it an all round great texture as well as adding to the protein and antioxidant medley.

Jess, graze nutritionist


  • 40 g chia seeds
  • 250 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 14 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash ground ginger
  • 14 tsp vanilla pod
  • 1 grated pear
  • 60 g blueberries
  • 12 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 12 tbsp sunflower seeds


Add all the ingredients except for the sunflower and pumpkin seeds into a bowl and leave overnight to soak to make overnight oats. Mash the blueberries a bit and stir them in if you're after a purple hue!

Alternatively if you would like a warm version, In a small saucepan combine the pear, coconut/ almond milk, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla bean and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add chia and simmer for a further 3 minutes, stirring to evenly distribute the chia seeds whilst they begin to swell.

Place porridge in bowl and top with blueberries, and sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to her website at jessntom.com for even more.

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