Raspberry Walnut Chia Porridge

Have you tried chia seeds?  It may seem like it is nothing special at first glance, but really it is a nutritional powerhouse!  Full of healthy omega-3s and anti-oxidants, it is known to help in balancing blood sugar levels. I have to admit, when I first heard about them I was skeptical, but I now eat them daily.  It is a great after-workout energizer when soaked in coconut water instead of a sugar filled energy drink.  I have recently discovered a new favorite way to eat them, in a breakfast porridge.  I first saw a similar recipe on a raw food website and decided to create my own!  It is an energizing breakfast that keeps me full until it is time for lunch.  The  best part is, it requires minimal preparation time, and it can be prepared the night before so no rushing in the morning.  Here is my recipe, but feel free to substitute your favorite fruit and nuts if you do not have raspberries and walnuts on hand.

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, and stir until well combined. Let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature, stirring occasionally so the seeds don’t clump up. It is ready when the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid to a porridge like consistency. You can enjoy after the 30 minutes or, you can store in the fridge overnight for breakfast the next morning.

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Recipe Type

  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Breakfast

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy