Who loves porridge? I sure do – but here’s the thing – when I fuel up on an oaty bowl, within an hour or so, I start to feel hungry again. I’m no nutritionist and can’t explain the science but ultimately, oats don’t work for me if I’ve a busy morning to get through and lunch is looking late.
Enter the chia. I’ve only just discovered this outstanding seed but now that I have, it’s a firm morning staple.
Key is soaking time – 20 minutes at a push, overnight if you’re organised.
Here’s how I had mine this week:
1 eating apple, grated
A generous chunk of fresh ginger, grated
A handful of toasted pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp chia seeds
Several slices of fresh melon, cubed
Juice of a lime
A few cashew nuts or pecan
Combine and leave to soak. Eat with relish and focus on your day.