Superfood Porridge

Soaked oats, chia, buckwheat, nut milk, walnuts, dates, seeds, kumquats, maple syrup, pomegranate kernels, blended with blueberries and spices to make this comforting superfood porridge the perfect start to your day. I make a lot of bowls, and many of the morning ones are a blend of fruit, grains, nuts, and seeds. Either hot or cold, you will enjoy all the different variations that are possible with these superfoods. I want my bowls to provide ideas and guide people to all that can easily veganize their diet. When you eat beautiful and colorful food that is put together with thought and care, it makes you feel good about yourself, and when you feel good then you have more motivation to keep on the right path.

Oats are loaded with vitamins and minerals making them a great and convenient source of nutrition. They are loaded with manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate,  silica, calcium, potassium, vitamin B1, B5, B6 and B3, protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber. Also an incredible source of heart healthy, nutrient packed, energy.

The chia nutrient profile consists of; fiber, protein, omega 3 & 6, calcium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins A, B, E, and D, sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, essential fatty acids such as alpha linoleic and linoleic acid, and antioxidants. This superfood seed is a true winner for skin health, aging, digestion, heart health, diabetes prevention and control, energy and metabolism, bones and muscles, dental health, and fighting disease/cancer. The soaking process, which essentially sprouts them, turns them into a gelatinous pudding. The ratio is 3-4 parts water to 1 part chia, and can be eaten as soon as 10 minutes later.

Superfood Porridge

Yields: 2-3 servings

  • Soaked Oats;
  • soak 1/2 cup steel cut oats in 1 cup vegan nut milk overnight, or use dried oats and soak for 15 minutes in twice the amount nutmilk
  • Bowl
  • 1/8 cup chia (soak in 1/2 cup vegan milk for 15 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats
  • 1/2 cup soaked oats or dried
  • 3 finely chopped dates
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1-2 cups vegan milk
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • Raw Toppings
  • 2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • handful of raw chopped walnuts
  • 2-4 tbsp maple syrup, agave, coconut sugar
  • handful frozen blueberries
  • handful chopped kumquats
  • handful frozen pomegranate kernals

Blend the soaked chia, buckwheat groats, soaked or dried oats, and chopped dates in a pan and warm it quickly on low to medium heat, adding the maple syrup, coconut oil, vegan milk, and spices, and stirring. Keep adding vegan milk until desired consistency, it will keep absorbing liquid. After a few minutes shut the heat off and cover the pan and let it sit. It should never got hot or bubbly. You just want to warm it and release some of the thick starches.

Alternatively you could eat it raw at room temp. Just blend all the above ingredients and add enough nut milk until it's desired consistency.

Pour the mixture into a bowl, toss the walnuts, pumpkin, hemp, and poppy seeds into it, and top with the kumquats, blueberries, and pomegranate kernals.

  • Preparation time: overnight soaked oats
  • Total time: 15 minutes

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