Made this apple and chia seed porridge for me and my husband and it was delicious, slightly too sweet so will only use 2 medjool dates next time. Ticks the gluten free, refined sugar free boxes and one serve was enough for both of us. Quite amazing only 3 tablespoons of little black chia seeds, topped with natural yoghurt was so filling and full of energy. Just a few seconds blending apple and dates (added a few feijoas from the garden too) then two to three minutes heating with the chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut milk, in the thermomix. The link for the recipe is pasted above.
Also copy and pasted an excerpt from the web ;information about chia seeds so we know what we’re eating. ….
“What Is Chia? Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals. The mild, nutty flavor of chia seeds makes them easy to add to foods and beverages. They are most often sprinkled on cereal, sauces, vegetables, rice dishes, or yogurt or mixed into drinks and baked goods. They can also be mixed with water and made into a gel.” …
The nutritional benefits sound great, now just have to convince the children to try this porridge. The prospect of Easter eggs makes it a hard sell today.