Chai spice Chia Porridge

Chai spice Chia Porridge  (from Julie Morris’s superfood kitchen)

makes 3 – 4 jars (single serve)

You need
  • 2.5 cups of water
  • 2/3 cup soft medjool dates (6 or 7) with pips removed
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 1 vanilla pod (or 1 tspn pure vanilla essence)
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Pinch of the following – leave out any you don’t like
  • Cardamom seeds or powder
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Tiniest sprinkle – star anise

 

Combine water, dates, cashews, hemp seeds, cinnamon and other spices, scraped vanilla pod or essence in a blender and process to form a smooth milk.

Pour into a bowl and stir in chia seeds (actually I put the seeds into the blender and give it one pulse. It creates a different texture in the porridge. So maybe experiment with which you prefer). Let the mixture sit for 10 mins. Stir and pour into jars or containers and leave overnight in a fridge.

Lastly I have Hari Har chia spice powder that I sprinkle on my porridge before eating. You could make your own!

Options:
  1. above is ayurvedic approach where fruit isn’t mixed with other foods. You could add in ¼ cup cranberries,and 3 tablespoon goji berries when stirring in chia seeds.You can add raspberries before eating. I find the non-fruit version delish as is!
  2. If you don’t have ingredients for milk, you could use unsweetened almond milk and blend with spices and a bit of maple syrup. Then stir in chia seeds and go from there.
ENJOY!

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