Vegan Chia Porridge Recipe
We like to try to stay healthy when travelling so we always take supplies to make our own vegan chia porridge for breakfast, just in case there are no good vegan options available…Now back on the road again after 6 weeks of living the local vegan life in Melaka this recipe is so simple it will continue to be one of our favourite breakfasts wherever we are! You can make it if you are travelling like us or if you are at home… it’s delicious either way.
It’s filling, packed with fibre, protein, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids as well as other nutrients that are good for you and really, really yummy. Not only that, but it can be made anywhere, making it the perfect travel companion for anyone on the move.
We’ve made the measurements in spoons and cups (as we don’t travel with a set of scales) but you really can’t go wrong with it and can add more or less of any of the ingredients as you choose.
Makes one serving
- 2 dessert spoons of chia seeds
- 1 dessert spoon of oats
- 1 dessert spoon of almonds
- 1 dessert spoon of cashews
- 1 dessert spoon of sunflower seeds
- 1 dessert spoon of raisins
- 2 dates (with the stone removed), chopped
- 1/2 cup of soya milk (or any other plant-based milk of your choice)
- 1 banana, sliced or any other fruit of your choice (fresh mango or pineapple anyone?)
- Put all the dry ingredients in your travel cup or bowl.
- Pour in your plant-based milk, making sure you stir the ingredients around to avoid the chia seeds clumping together.
- Leave to soak for at least hour or until the oats are soft and the chia seeds have absorbed enough liquid (they will swell up forming a gel)*.
- Stir (and add more plant milk if the consistency is too thick for you).
- Add your fresh fruit and eat with happiness.
You can use any nuts, seeds, dried fruit or fresh fruit with this recipe, just experiment tot see what you like. A dash of cinnamon also works well if you have it with you.
*It’s great to leave it to soak in the fridge and you can do this last thing at night so its ready for you in the morning. As we often stay in places with no fridge when we are travelling, we just make it in the morning and wait an hour.
If chia seeds don’t agree with you or you can’t find them where you are travelling, you can just make the porridge with oats. Likewise if you can’t find oats, or don’t eat them then you can make this porridge with 100% chia.
Follow the next stage of our Vegan Food Quest as we head to Kuala Lumpur to see what some of the best hotels in the city can offer to the vegan traveller…