It’s Easter holiday, and so far we’ve enjoyed it thoroughly with long walks in the neighbourhood and multiple visits to some of Copenhagen’s great cafés and restaurants. We decided to stay at home for the mayor part of the holiday and just sleep in and have no plans, and it’s been really nice for a change. Surely, a traditional Easter lunch is inevitable, and a quick trip to visit our parents is a ‘must’ as well, but even just a couple of days of self-indulgence and empty schedules really charges the batteries; Once the alarm goes off Tuesday morning and it’s time to go back to the office, we’ll be glad we did it.
And speaking of mornings; We often take our breakfast ‘to go’, like this chia porridge with blackberries, hemp seeds and dessicated coconut. It’s a really nice way to start off your day, and this porridge is so easy to make. We usually make it the night before as it gets even better if it gets to settle in the fridge overnight.
For those of you who don’t know those small black-ish chia seeds, it’s considered a real ‘superfood’ as it is one of the most nutritional foods on the planet; It’s gluten-free and loaded with fibre, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and a bunch of micronutrients. In short, they really pack a nutritional punch! And since chia seeds are 40 % fibres, they are able to absorb about 10-12 times their weight in water, making them sort of gel-like and quite filling.
Chia seeds are a great source of nutrition for all sorts of purposes, but soaking them in almond milk like we do will turn them into a white, delicious and nutritional breakfast porridge that’ll really kick-start your day!
Chia to Go
(Makes 2 servings)
3 tbsp chia seeds
250 ml/1 cup frozen blackberries
375 ml/1,5 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
Hemp seeds, unshelled
Mix chia seeds, vanilla powder, and almond milk in a small bowl and leave to soak for 15 minutes. Stir every five minutes.
Meanwhile, toss the blackberries with maple syrup.
Once the chia porridge is done soaking, fill two 250 ml/1 cup containers with 1/3 blackberries and 2/3 chia porridge.
Top it off with extra blackberries, hemp seeds and/or dessicated coconut, and leave in the fridge to settle overnight. Enjoy!