Creamy berry chia porridge

For a winter breakfast, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of porridge.  If you think porridge is boring, then you’re doing it wrong!  There are so many ways to make your porridge delicious and interesting.  My favourite thing at the moment is adding chia seeds to porridge.  They add extra fibre and I like the texture they add to it.   Topped with yoghurt and berries, this porridge combination keeps me full all morning.   It’s a good source of fibre, slow release carbohydrates and provides a source of calcium.  Here’s the recipe.

For one serving:

1/3 cup oats
a few drops of vanilla
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup blackberries
3 heaped spoons yoghurt
coconut flakes and flaked almonds


Place the oats, vanilla, chia seeds, milk and water in a microwavable bowl.  Cook for 2 minutes, stir and cook for a further 1 minute.  Stir through the cinnamon.  Place in a serving bowl top with the Greek yoghurt, berries, coconut flakes and almonds.

Sweeten if desired with a drizzle of maple syrup.