This weekend we did a demo at our local Whole Foods on Speedway (as local as you can get when the nearest Whole Foods is 1 1/2 hours away-lol). As always, it’s so great to meet our fans and introduce those who are new to Superfoods to our favorite items. I love to see people light up when they try our products and I’m always so happy to share what sets our products apart. Of course it helps when you have a great recipe to share that highlights the top quality of our Superfoods 🙂
Chia is one of our favorites. It has the optimal balance of essential fatty acids (provides the optimal ratio of 3:1 for omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids), is high in protein and super hydrating. It also helps with weight control by keeping you fuller longer and helping to cleanse your body with it’s high fiber content and soothing digestive properties…we like to call it the super seed 😉
Now I know there are about a million chia porridge recipes out there but this one is truly special. I’m not sure what it is exactly but everyone seemed to love this simple, delicious creation. Even those who looked at the unique texture with a doubting eye were left with a great big smile on their face…and nearly everyone who tried it asked for the recipe, so here it is!
Best Chia Porridge Ever
1 c water (best quality you can find)
1 T Vivapura cashew butter (or more for greater creaminess)
1 1/2 T coconut sugar or favorite sweetener to taste
1/4 tsp Vivapura vanilla powder
few pinches sea salt (to taste)
few pinches cinnamon (to taste)
Add chia seeds to 1 c of water and stir while the seeds soak up the water and expand (few minutes). Let sit for a few more minutes and stir again. This is literally so quick and easy, it’s ridiculous…here’s the rest: stir in the rest of the ingredients except for the trail mix and taste to test sweetness and spice. Add more sweetener or cinnamon if desired. The amount in this recipe gives it a “morning oatmeal” sort of taste (you know the kind you had when you were a kid and you had that perfect bowl of spicy sweet oatmeal on a cold winter day) but you can also add more cashew butter if you’d like a thicker porridge- it’s really up to you. Top with Vivapura trail mix and enjoy!
-Vary the spices to give it a different twist- ginger for some zing or some pumpkin pie spice for a cozy autumn pumpkin pie taste.
-Blend the chia porridge to eliminate the tapioca texture and stir in some lucuma powder for an easy, elegant dessert or snack
-Use melted lucuma vanilla creme instead of the cashew butter for another delicious, luxurious alternative…or use any of our nut butters to mix it up a bit
-Stir a good amount of trail mix into the porridge for more of a granola feel (yum!) and top with additional trail mix to garnish