Welcome to the Breakfast with Jon series. If you don’t know me, I lost over 220 pounds with a holistic mind-body weight loss approach that I call The Gabriel Method. In this series I will introduce you to breakfasts that change your body on a cellular and hormonal level. No more mid-morning junk food cravings! You’ll feel less hunger, while you keep your blood sugar stable and nourish your body.
Since we shared our apple cinnamon chia pancake recipe, we’ve gotten lots of request for more recipes with chia bran. In this one, we use chia bran to make a super tasty and nutritious porridge. Chia bran is great because it’s gluten free and extremely low GI (glycemic index).
Chia bran isn't ground chia seeds. It's what’s left over after the oil has been extracted from the seed, and is composed mainly of fiber and protein, all of which contribute to the fact that it makes a great grain substitute.
There are lots of different ways you can make porridge with chia bran, but this is one of my favorites. The combination of the smooth texture of the chia bran and tahini, with the crunch of the cacao nibs, chia seeds, and desiccated coconut makes it a beautiful taste experience. And, of course, it's loaded with antioxidants, omega 3’s fiber and protein, so it’s great for you!
Coconut Chocolate Chia Porridge (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Raw)
Serves: 2 Servings