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Raw porridge is a perfect way to start your morning! It's great because it's super quick - think 4 minutes or less. You can use either whole chia seeds or milled chia seeds. Milled is best but whole will do.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    1 serving
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Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Put chia seeds in bowl. Add water. Stir thoroughly RIGHT AWAY otherwise it'll clump up.
  • 2. Add honey and coconut and mix more with your spoon. Chia seeds will absorb a lot of water really fast and thicken up.
  • 3. Add anything else you want, like 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, a few almonds, 1/2 tablespoon sunflower seeds etc. Just for taste and to give it some excitement.
  • 4. By now your raw chia porridge should be pretty thick.
  • 5. For extra pleasure, top your raw porridge with cashew milk and fresh or thawed blueberries.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw porridge is a perfect way to start your morning! It's great because it's super quick - think 4 minutes or less.

Most mornings I'll start my day with a silky green smoothie. However, if I'm in the mood for a litte more excitement I'll perhaps have raw cereal, raw oatmeal or raw porridge :)

I like to keep both whole chia seeds and milled chia seeds on hand. I use milled chia seeds in this recipe, but in many of my raw chia puddings I use whole chia seed.

PS:  You can use either whole chia seeds or milled chia seeds. Milled is best but whole will do. "Milled" just means ground. If you have a clean coffee grinder that you use for nut and seed grinding you can mill your own.  But you can buy pre-milled chia seeds too. If you can only have one type on hand I'd go for whole chia seeds.

Enjoy your raw porridge for breakfast and let me know what you think!

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Calcium, and Iron.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Riboflavin.

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would almond milk work to replace the water?

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I sprinkle the recipe with cinnamon and it was a great. First time using Chia seeds.

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So glad you enjoyed, Maritza! If you have any leftover chia seeds, give some of my chia puddings a try! #yum

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try half chia seeds and half oats. I mix them with water the night before and then loosen with almond milk in the morning and top with cinnamon and granola. Yum

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Thanks, Trish! Sounds good! :)

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This is the first recipe I have used from The Rawtarian website and it was quick, easy, delicious & filling! I'll be making this regularly from now on and trying some new recipes too. Thank you!

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Hi Clare-Marie! I'm glad you found The Rawtarian. Enjoy!

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I blended my chia seeds, raisins, coconut, agave nectar, and water and then put fruits on top. Tastes amazing! This is a delicious recipe!! Thank you!

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Sounds yummy, Kalie! :)

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I really enjoyed looking around your website. Thank you!
Just to let you know, it is advisable not to eat more than 15 grams of raw chia seeds per day.

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Thank you, Floor. Good to keep in mind!

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Made this for breakfast. Fast, easy and yummy! Good simple recipes. I love that, great job.

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Thanks, Frances! :)

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This is an excellent breakfast to have in hotel. Take your dry ingredients with you in a small jar, add water and sliced fruit at the last moment.

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Great idea, Claire!

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Very good, quick and easy!

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Hi Cally, thanks for the 5-star review! So glad you enjoyed the raw porridge :)

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I was wondering if you could answer a kinda weird question. Do you know how to maximize the water absorption of chia seeds? I have seen them in some preparations (not mine) and they get pretty big and look like tapioca (clearish). When I make them, the seeds poof up a little bit, but they are still within their shells and are slightly crunchy. The almond milk does get gelatinous.

Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks so much! Love your blog. Getting ready to download your app.

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Hi Detroiter - stirring a lot right at the beginning helps muchly!

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I didn't have any honey so used maple syrup- sprinkled cinnamon on the top before freezing- hmmm tastes amazing!!

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Yum Rach!

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I sprinkle the recipe with cinnamon and it was a great. First time using Chia seeds.

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So glad you enjoyed, Maritza! If you have any leftover chia seeds, give some of my chia puddings a try! #yum

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would almond milk work to replace the water?

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Hi  Cassena, yes, definitely, that would be even nicer to use a nut milk! But if you don't have nut milk, water will work fine too.

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Thank you so much for this recipe. It was so simple to put the whole chia and water and honey in the vitamix and give it a quick blend. Talk about a fast extremely satisfying breakfast.

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Hi Connie, so glad you enjoyed!!

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I made this recipe without the raisins as I didn't have any. I put walnuts, strawberries and blueberries on top and it was delicious! I also didn't put the cashew milk on as all I had was rice milk and I think it would have ruined it.

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