Quinoa Chia Cold Porridge

2-3 snack-sized servings

1 c cooked quinoa

1/4 c chia seeds

1/2 c almond or coconut milk (any kind of mild, sweet nut/rice beverage will do)

1 carrot, shredded using microplane or food processor

dash each ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, salt

splash vanilla extract

1-2 teaspoons honey or agave (you may want more, particularly if chia seeds are new to you)

fresh or frozen fruit – strawberries & bananas; blueberry & mango; pear

yogurt (optional)

put everything but the fruit in a bowl stir many times, being sure to distribute chia seeds evenly to break up clumps. let sit at least one hour or overnight so that chia absorbs milk and gels the porridge together.

to serve, add fresh or frozen fruit and an extra splash of milk or yogurt. if you use big chunks of frozen fruit, this makes a great on-the-go snack – no need to lug around a separate ice pack! 

quinoa chia cold porridge