Chocolade Porridge

Chocolate Porridge

I love this gluten free chocolate porridge with some almond milk, cocoa nibs and berries! It’s a great source of important vitamins, minerals and healthy fats to start the day with – without feeling hungry again in a few hours.

Some health benefits of the ingredients:

Buckwheat

Buckwheat has an impressive nutritional profile and it’s gluten-free despite the name (wheat). Buckwheat is essential for cleaning and strengthening intestines due to its insoluble fibrous properties. It has higher levels of minerals than other grains, esp. zinc, copper, manganese and magnesium. It’s also a great source of quality proteins and fatty acids. Sprouting increases buckwheat’s nutritional value many times.

Raw Cacao

Raw cacao is claimed to have a lot of heath benefits! For example, it can improve your memory, increase your bliss, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity with its rich antioxidant content, and create loads of energy.

Dates

Dates are rich in vitamin B6, niacin, pantothenic acid accompanied by minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium and iron. Dates can boost your energy levels, improve digestive health and treat or prevent anaemia. They are also helpful for the body’s immune system, electrolyte balance and muscle function.

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are some of the world’s oldest source of nutrition and real powerhouses what comes to their nutritional content! They have essential fatty acids and they are high in protein, chock-full of antioxidants and high in fibre which helps boost your metabolism. Sunflower seeds are a good source of both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, magnesium and molybdenum (which detoxifies the body from free radicals for example). Sesame seeds are a great source of folic acid, which is essential for brain and nerve function. Sesame seeds also contain iron, magnesium, omega-6 fatty acids and Co-enzyme Q10, which plays a central role in energy metabolism. Cashew nuts are filled with good fats and antioxidants. They are great for metabolism, good blood clotting, iron absorption and bone formation.

Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oil doesn’t oxidise as easily as soft vegetable fats like canola oil which means coconut oil is great for cooking. It contains a lot of medium-chain fatty acids (including Caprylic acid, Lauric acid and Capric acid), which means that it’s easy for the liver to produce energy of them. Some athletes have found coconut oil very useful to maintain quick energy and boost their immunity. Virgin coconut oil also boosts metabolism and increases the body temperature. So if you feel frozen, try 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil before a meal, 3 times a day. That works for weight loss too!

Almond milk

Almond milk contains healthy fats, calcium and vitamin D for bones, vitamin E for skin health and a set of vitamin B’s for example for muscle growth and healing.

Wild blueberries

Wild blueberries are the king of antioxidant food that can reduce DNA damage. They are great for brainpower and memory improvement, healthy bones and healthy heart and so much more.

Serves 1

Chocolade Porridge

10 min

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 dl=0,4c Buckwheat or Milled flakes (the taste is very different)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower seeds
  • 0,5 dl=0,2c Cashew nuts
  • 4-5 pcs / 60g Dates, dried (remove the seeds)
  • 0,5dl =0,2c Raw chocolate powder
  • 0,5 tsp Wild blueberry powder (optional)
  • 0,5 tsp Psyllium fibre
  • hint of Himalayan salt
  • Added later:
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. I usually prepare this porridge a night before serving. But if you don't wish to wait the whole night, an hour should be enough to soften the ingredients for smoothing!
  2. Combine all the ingredients into a small blender (ready for the morning) or box with a lid, the night before use. Pour the almond milk first along with flakes to make sure they will soak properly. Coconut milk and cacao nibs will be added just before serving.
  3. The next morning: blend the mixture until smooth (no worries if some lumps remain). Lastly add the melted coconut oil into blended porridge (melt coconut oil in a microwave or in a cup in a hot water).
  4. Sprinkle cacao nibs and berries on the top along with almond milk.
  5. Ready to serve.
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