The popularity of Mamma Chia’s delicious chia seed drinks has reawakened interest in chia seeds, a beneficial health food. Although Mamma Chia’s is pricy, it’s not really much worse than buying a Caramel Machiatto grande, which a lot of people do every day. However, there are other less expensive ways to get chia seeds into your diet if you want to.
One of these is to make this delicious Apple Pie Porridge developed by Aimee at the Wallflower Girl web site. Aimee explains how to make this in your blender and then heat it up ever so gently to avoid going over the 110 degrees Fahrenheit that marks the division between raw and cooked food. You could just as easily pass the heating-up stage altogether if you wanted, but it does make the porridge more appealing when the weather is cold outside. Actually, I found that just whirring this up in the Vitamix heated it slightly, and that was all the warmth it really needed. If you want, you can make your own almond milk for this; it will save you money, and I like the taste better. You’ll notice that 2 tablespoonfuls of chia seeds is all it takes to make this dish, and the other ingredients add wonderful flavor. To make this even more exciting, you could keep the coconut sugar at just 1 tablespoonful instead of 2 and then drizzle a spoonful of raw caramel on top.
Neither the porridge nor the caramel take much time to make, and you can keep the caramel stored in a jar in the refrigerator to use as needed, either for this porridge or on apple slices, raw fruit crisps, raw ice cream, raw brownies, or other treats.