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Red Lentil & Chia Porridge with Toasted Almonds & Goji Berries

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 25 Minutes

Servings: 4-6

The lentils in combination with the other ingredients in this dish will bring your breakfast to a whole new powerful level! This dish can be served the next day as well. Simply heat or enjoy cold. Add milk to thin it out if the consistency is too thick. Add your favourite fresh fruit as a garnish- chopped apples would be a delicious inclusion. Play around and try including ingredients such as fresh grated ginger, whole vanilla beans (for a greater vanilla intensity), orange zest or other toasted nuts as garnish. Try substituting chopped dried dates for the brown sugar as a sweetener.

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    2 cups (500 mL) 2% milk or almond milk

    1⁄3 cup (75 mL) rolled oats

    1⁄3 cup (75 mL) dried cranberries

    3 Tbsp (45 mL) brown sugar

    ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon

    pinch salt

    1⁄3 cup (80 mL) chia seeds

    1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

    ¾ cup (185 mL) cooked whole red lentils

    Garnishes:

    ½ cup (125 mL) goji berries

    ½ cup (125 mL) toasted slivered almonds

    ½ cup (125 mL) fresh blueberries


Directions

  1. COMBINE milk, oats, dried cranberries, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. REMOVE the pot from the stove and allow the milk to cool slightly. Mix in the chia seeds and vanilla and allow the mixture to sit for 15 minutes. The chia seeds will absorb most of the milk and become tapioca-like in consistency. Stir in the cooked red lentils.
  3. SEASON the porridge with additional cinnamon and/or sugar as desired. Serve the porridge with goji berries, toasted almonds, and fresh blueberries. Enjoy warm or cold.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: ¾ cup (175 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 270
  • Total Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Carbohydrates 39 g
  • Dietary Fibre 8 g
  • Sugar 22 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Sodium 170 mg
  • Potassium 317 mg
  • Folate 58 mcg