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Protein Porridge with raspberry chia jam

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Pimp up your porridge! How about a bowl of protein porridge with sweet luscious raspberry chia jam, sliced apple and peanut butter to start the day? Creamy, fresh, crunchy, sweet and nutty! What a delicious combo!

 

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This hypnotic looking bowl appeals to children and adults alike; I think it must be the chocolate and peanut butter drizzle! It is almost like having a dessert for breakfast, yet it is so healthy!

 

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I have used dark chocolate for the drizzle, a little stevia and chia seeds for the chia jam and I have bumped up the nutritionals using hemp seeds and protein powder for the porridge.

 

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Have you ever wondered why porridge keeps you full until lunchtime? It is due to its high fibre and protein content. The high fibre content (esp. beta-glucan) is responsible for lowering blood cholesterol, blood pressure and stabilising blood sugar levels too).

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Sometimes I make extra chia jam so that I can have it the following day. For those trying to avoid waste, chia jam is great for those raspberries going a bit mushy and can be made using frozen raspberries too.

 

Makes: 2 bowls

Preparation: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 80g oats
  • 220ml milk
  • 220ml cold water
  • ¼ tsp. sweetener of choice (e.g. stevia, date syrup, maple syrup, coconut sugar or Manuka honey for non-vegans)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. hemp seeds or chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. protein powder (soya bean or pea)

 

To decorate: Blueberries, raspberries chia jam pomegranate seeds, pomegranate seeds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, melted chocolate and peanut butter

For the raspberry chia jam

  • Handful of fresh raspberries,
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1/1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp. stevia or ½ tsp. sweetener of choice, (e.g. date syrup, rice syrup, agave or honey for non-vegans).

For the chocolate swirl

  • 30g dark chocolate (melted in a microwave of bain marie)

  

Method:

  • In a saucepan, add all the porridge ingredients, mix to combine using a wooden spoon.
  • Simmer for 5-10 mins until the porridge is soft and creamy. If required, add more liquid (milk or water), to adjust consistency to your preference. (I like mine quite thick and creamy).
  • Decorate with swirls of raspberry chia jam, peanut butter and melted chocolate, fresh fruit and pumpkin seeds.

 

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Don’t forget you can find my favourite recipes in my FREE eBook here.

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Variations:

  • For a spicier porridge, add ¼ tsp. ground ginger and ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Add 1 tbsp. cacao powder to the oats to make a chocolate porridge bowl.

 

 

 

 

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