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  • Writer's pictureJane Syme – Registered Clinical Nutritionist

RECIPE: Delicious Chia Porridge

Start your day off right with this yummy, easy-to-make recipe that is a healthy warming breakfast — Perfect for cold New Zealand mornings!

RATING 1-10 • Taste – 7 • Ease – 7 • Nutritional Value – 9 Chia Porridge serves 2


GLUTEN FREE Ingredients • 1/4 cup chia seeds • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (150ml) • 1 cup coconut milk (250ml) • 1 tspn vanilla extract Topping • 1/2 Tbspn coconut oil • 1/4 cup pear, cut and cubed • 1/4 cup feijoa, peeled, cut and flesh removed. • 2 Tbspn chopped almonds • 1.5 tspn ground cinnamon • 1/4 cup of frozen berries • 2 Tbpsn warm water • 2 Tbspn coconut yoghurt • 2 Tbspn shaved coconut


Start the night before. Soak the chia seeds in the coconut and almond milk, stir the chia seeds and vanilla extract through the milk. Put in a covered bowel or sealed container or jar and leave in the fridge overnight.

In a medium sized pan melt the coconut oil. Add the chopped pear, feijoas, almonds and cinnamon to the pan. Sauté these for 3-5 minutes until the fruit is tender and the cinnamon is mixed through the fruit and almonds.

While the pear, feijoas and almonds are sautéing, gently reheat the chia seed porridge in a small saucepan, heat until warm but not boiling.

In a high sped blender add the berries and water and blitz until they are nearly like liquid. Spoon the chia seed porridge into bowls, drizzle with the berry liquid, top with the cooked pear, feijoas and almonds. Top with shaved coconut and coconut yoghurt.

Serve immediately.


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