Red Lentil & Chia Porridge with Toasted Almonds & Goji Berries –

Red Lentil & Chia Porridge with Toasted Almonds & Goji Berries

  By lentilsorg    

July 17, 2015

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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.

  • Prep: 20 Minutes
  • Cook: 5 Minutes
  • 20 Minutes

    5 Minutes

    25 Minutes

  • Yields: 4-6


  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.


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


½ cup (125 mL) goji berries

½ cup (125 mL) toasted slivered almonds

½ cup (125 mL) fresh blueberries


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size¾ cup (175 mL)
Sodium170 mg
Potassium317 mg
Protein11 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Sugar22 g
Total Fat9 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Total Carbohydrates39 g
Dietary Fiber8 g