Warm Chia Porridge {S}

Warm, yummy and filling breakfasts are my favorite!  I found out recently that I don’t do so well on oatmeal in the morning.  This was a sad moment for me as I really enjoyed a nice bowl on a few mornings of the week.   Someone on the Ohio THM page posted a recipe she had found for an Oatmeal type recipe and I tried it!  It was okay but, for me it needed adjustments.  I don’t mind experimenting in the kitchen, as I’m sure you’ve guessed.  This Drive-Thru Sue would’ve NEVER said that 15 months ago!   So, after my test kitchen kicked into high gear I’ve come up with something that truly replaces my yummy bowl of oatmeal!  I’m NOT saying to dump your bowl of oatmeal if you love it and it works in your E meals!  NOT AT ALL!!  Some can enjoy it and do fine with it.  So, just clearing that up!   This is just something to try if you are like me or if you just want a new breakfast/snack idea!

One thing I like about this is that I make a jar up of the dry ingredients and I keep it ready to go!!  There are 8 servings in the jar so it’s a quick thing to make in a jiffy if you are a gal on the run!


Warm Chia Porridge  {S}

Dry Mix:

  • 1 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of golden flax meal/flour
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut

When ready to eat, scoop out 1/3 of a cup of the dry ingredients and put them in a microwave safe bowl!  If you are really wanting to save time you could figure up the amount of sweetener you like and even put the protein powder in ahead of time and store it in the fridge!


  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract or another extract you like!
  • 1 tbs of sweetener.  (Sweet blend or xylitol)
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbs of Swanson’s Vanilla Protein powder (optional but, I like the extra protein)
  • 1 tbs of heavy cream(optional)

I mix this all together and let it sit on the counter for about 10 minutes.  If you like it a bit looser you can add more of the almond milk.  This will expand in your bowl and be much thicker after the 10 minute wait! You could always do this the night before if you don’t have 10 minutes in the morning to wait!  I just mix it together before I hop in the shower!

After the 10 minutes, I pop it in the microwave for about a minute until it’s nice and warm.  Times may vary for your microwave.  After I pull it out from warming I add the heavy cream and stir it in.  This has MADE my mornings!!  I seriously love it!  It’s super filling too!  I ate this today with a few pieces of bacon.

Above is the basic recipe.  I often add 2 TBS of cocoa powder to the mix when I’m getting ready to eat it!  After it’s warmed, I add 1 TBS of Lily’s Chocolate Chips and swirl those in!  OH MY GOODNESS!!!!  This is my favorite! It reminds me of cocoa grits or cocoa cream of wheat that I used to like eating!

The second thing I enjoy is taking a 1/2 cup of so of frozen strawberries, microwaving them for 45 seconds to a minute and sweetening them with a little Sweet Blend.    I pour that over the top of my warm porridge!  Either version is a HUGE hit!


or the Chocolate Version…


There you have it!  I hope you will enjoy this recipe like I do!  It’s a time saver, filling and yummy!!!  Trim Healthy Mama is a great book for you to purchase if you are looking for a healthier lifestyle and a great way of eating!   Make sure you check out their BRAND NEW line of organic sweeteners!!!

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14 thoughts on “Warm Chia Porridge {S}

  1. I just made this and was missing the crunch of oatmeal so I added a handful of almonds with the strawberries. It was delish!

  2. Hi Jen. I can’t do oats either.. Not even the so called gf ones… Am pretty sad about that as well! I love a warm porridge for brekky too and as a change from rice porridge I make up chia puddings the night before and have one for brekky… Good idea to set up a dry ingredient jar.. Good time saver..thanks. Healthy option is to ditch cream and sweeteners and definitely the bacon.. All wrong on a whole lot of levels… I use homemade coconut yoghurt ..way better than dairy. Warming up the frozen strawberries is good idea… Will try that!
    I hadn’t thought of flax meal…interesting

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