Serves 2 | Vegan, gluten free, grain free, low glycemic
Prep time: 10 minutes

This is one of my go-to breakfasts on cold days but really any time when I am not in the mood for smoothies. I can’t even tell you how incredibly satisfying and yummy this oat-free porridge really is. You have to try for yourself!

The recipe asks for fresh strawberries as a topping. When strawberries are out of season, I use frozen ones. Cherries (frozen or fresh) are great too.  Use whatever fruits make you happy. Please make sure all ingredients are organic.


Ingredients:

1 cup Organic Coconut Milk (full fat, from the can)
1 1/3 tbsps Monk Fruit Sweetener (I use the one from Lakanto)
1 1/3 tbsps raw Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup Hemp Seeds (that would be 5 tbsps)
2 tbsps Chia Seeds
2 tsps Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
2 tsps (or more) raw Cacao Nibs
1/2 cup Strawberries

  1. Heat the coconut milk and water over medium heat. Just before the milk starts to bubble stir in monk fruit sweetener, cocoa powder and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Reduce heat to low and whisk in the hemp seeds, ground flax and chia seeds. Let it simmer while stirring frequently until the porridge has thickened. If the porridge becomes too thick, add a tablespoon of additional water or coconut milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Transfer the porridge to a bowl. Top the porridge with the coconut, cacao nibs and strawberries.
  4. Enjoy & feel the energy!

Leftovers
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days. For best results, reheat on the stovetop with additional coconut milk until warmed through. This recipe can also be served chilled.

More Flavor
Add ground cinnamon

No Coconut Milk
Use unsweetened almond milk instead.

Hemp seeds are super nutritious. They are rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals. Hemp Seeds may reduce your risk of heart disease, help with various skin conditions, and aid digestion. On top of it all, they are a great source of plant based protein.

Flax and chia seeds are nutrition powerhouses as well. They are both a good plant-based source of protein. These nutritious foods are rich in fiber, healthy fatty acids and a variety of minerals. They contain Omega-3 fatty acids called alpha linolenic acid, which helps improve brain function and boosts the immune system.

Berries not only color your breakfast beautiful, they also make it healthier due to their antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Strawberries are high in phenols, another important phytonutrient. Phenols are responsible for protecting you from disease and promoting good health. Strawberries may reduce macular degeneration of the eyes, and are an excellent source of potassium, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, iodine, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and copper. What else? They are delicious and low in calories.

And then of course there is the cacao? Raw, organic cacao is rich in antioxidants (much higher than e.g. blueberries) and flavanols (they keep you young and healthy!). Cacao is the hightest source of plant-based iron (7.3mg per 100g!), has got more calcium than milk (160mg per 100g vs 125mg per 100ml of milk), and is full of magnesium. Magnesium is important for a healthy heart, and helps turn glucose into energy making sure that your brain is able to work with laser-sharp clarity and focus.

And yes, Cacao makes you and me happy, doesn’t it! That’s because it is a source of bliss chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine.  They are associated with feelings of wellbeing, happiness, and can even alleviate depression. We all need a dose of happiness, right?

Enjoy!

In vibrant health,
Gaby
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