• Nina Haas

CHAI-SPICED-CHIA-ZUCCHINI-PORRIDGE



For me, there is nothing like a hot and creamy breakfast that warms me from the inside out.


Although this breakfast porridge has one ingredient, which may appear a little bit weird at first, I promise you trying this will definitely be worth it and I can say that this is the best porridge I've eaten so far.






The secret ingredient in this meal is zucchini. But why should you put vegetables in your porridge?


First, they add fiber - which will keep you full longer. Second, if you like to eat large portions but hate feeling overeaten afterwards - this is the best way to add volume to your meals without feeling tired and super full after you ate it. And third, you won't taste them at all.



Due to the chia seeds, oats and soy milk the porridge has the ultimate, creamiest consistency you can imagine and the chai spice gives this breakfast the final touch, whereby this is something you can enjoy when you're sick of eating a casual oatmeal day by day.


This recipe serves one big breakfast porridge bowl.


Ingredients:

Zucchini Porridge:

  • 150 g zucchini

  • 1,5 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tbsp oats

  • 1 big medjool date or dried fruits of choice

  • 250 ml soy milk or milk of choice

  • 1 teabag chai tea (you can leave this out though)

  • 1 medium sized banana

  • Cinnamon

  • Pinch of salt


Topping, for example:

  • Granola

  • Your favorite nut butter (mine: coconut-date-almond butter)

  • Coconut chips


Instructions:

  1. Heat 250 ml of soy milk, put in the chai teabag and let sit for 10 minutes.

  2. In the meantime, finely shred the zucchini and set aside. Chop the medjool date and mash 2/3 of the banana - leaving 1/3 to decorate your breakfast bowl.

  3. Put all the ingredients (zucchini, chia, oats, date, chai tea, mashed banana, cinnamon and salt) in a pot and heat. Let simmer until thickened.

  4. Top with your favorite toppings. I love to top it with fruits and nut butter or granola, nut butter, banana and coconut chips.



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