Nothing bolsters my early start like a bowl of cheery chia seed and pineapple Porridge. I love the flavour of pineapple on Porridge and I like the vitamin C zing I get from it too. I think that pineapple is the perfect partner to Porridge, giving a sweet lift to a healthy breakfast.
If you’ve never used chia seeds before let me tell you a little bit about them; Chia are small grey seeds which come from a plant native to Mexico. Whilst small in size the seeds pack a nutritional punch with high levels of:
- healthy omega-3 fats
- and protein.
So this Porridge is packed with goodness but still fast and simple to make.
Cheery Chia Seed & Pineapple Porridge
Cooking & preparation time: 5 mins
3/4 cup quick cook oats
1 cup of cold water
1/2 cup of milk
2 pineapple rings or a generous serving of pineapple pieces
2 teaspoons of chia seeds
Optional toppings: Ground almonds or dessicated coconut in place of the chia seeds.
Place the oats, water and milk in a deep bowl and stir thoroughly.
Put the bowl into a microwave and cook on full power for 2 mins.
Open the door and stir the Porridge, then cook for a further 2 mins.
Remove the cooked Porridge from the microwave and add the pineapple and some juice too.
Finally sprinkle the chia seeds over the bowl and enjoy Porridge the simple way.