Have you ever heard of chia seeds before? No, not chia pets although that is the same type of flowery plant that produces the chia seeds. Chia seeds are native to Mexico and Guatemala and have been around for centuries. They have recently become popular in America and are considered a “superfood,” rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, antioxidants, and protein. If you’ve been on Pinterest lately I’m sure you’ve seen chia seeds featured in many different recipes.
My “No Cook Chia Chocolate Porridge Recipe” was based off one of those pins I found months ago and have since lost (or I would gladly credit my influencer). The original recipe had fruit and nuts but I need a little chocolate kick to get me started in the morning so I tweaked it. I rarely measure any ingredients, if you like a thick porridge add more oats or if you like a thinner porridge add more milk. There really isn’t too much you can do to this recipe that would mess it up.
- 1 cup oats (I used quick oats)
- Fair trade chocolate morsels
- Honey to taste
- 1-2 tbs organic chia seeds
- 1 Cup organic yogurt
- 1 Cup almond milk
- Start with a clean glass jar and begin to layer the ingredients.
- Close the jar with a secure lid and shake until mixed.
- Store in fridge 3 hours or overnight.
- Serve cold.
When you get ready to serve this just give it a quick stir to make sure you get all of the ingredients in your first bite. The chocolate chips stay firm and crunchy while everything else is soft. I like to eat it straight out of my storage container and it is usually enough for 2-3 servings because it’s very filling. Enjoy!
How do you use your chia seeds? What tasty ingredients would you use to make this recipe your own?Disclosure: Some of the ingredients in this recipe were provided to me free of charge either as a coupon or part of a promotion. I am a Stonyfield YoGetter and receive coupons for free products throughout the year.