What is Paleo Porridge
Paleo porridge is a bowl of dry ingredients that are grain and gluten free mixed together with milk (soya/almond/coconut/rice) topped with fresh fruit. So it looks and tastes like normal porridge. Except it’s paleo porridge.
Where did I first try Paleo Porridge
I first tried paleo porridge for breakfast in a trendy Cape Town cafe. It’s called LSA or power porridge there and I haven’t found it in Dubai as yet.
- L for Linseeds
- S for Sunflower seeds
- A for almonds
all ground up together.
Why have Paleo Porridge
- I had no bloated feeling at all
- The breakfast kept me feeling full for ages
- Dairy free/grain free/gluten free
- Full of nutrients like omega 3s from the seeds
- Doesn’t take much cooking time once you’ve got the basic porridge mix done
Watch the VIDEO of me making the paleo porridge in my kitchen here
The ingredients for 1 large bowl or 2 small bowls of Paleo Porridge
30 g of Linseeds (light golden ones) Flax seeds/ Linseeds are the same thing
30 g of Sunflower seeds (unsalted)
60g of Almond powder (ready made or you can grind your own)
These proportions are what I use in my version of LSA. I have subsequently found the original LSA that comes from the Liver Cleansing Diet book recommends a 3:2:1 proportion, so that’s:
- 3 parts linseeds
- 2 parts sunflower seeds
- 1 part almonds
But do what works best for you. Of course the linseeds are the key here.
250 ml of your preferred type of non dairy milk – I use unsweetened soya milk, but you could use rice milk, almond milk, coco milk or normal milk if you don’t need your porridge to be dairy free
Your preferred sweetener I use 1 teaspoon of coconut sugar as it has a lower glycemic index than normal sugar, you could use honey or agave syrup too or just normal sugar. I don’t recommend artificial sweeteners.
Putting it together
Grind up the linseeds and sunflower seeds together in a coffee grinder till they resemble a fine powder. This would take a few seconds in a thermomix!
N.B Flax seed is ground to make the nutrients they offer available, otherwise they would just ‘pass through’ Since flax has a high fiber content it is best to start with a small amount and increase slowly, other wise you may experience cramping and a ‘laxative effect’. Be especially careful if you tend to suffer with an irritable bowel. Don’t be tempted to prepare large batches of ground seeds; they are best stored in natures own storage system within the seed.
Tip the ground up seeds into a bowl
Add the almond powder and sugar; mix all the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon so they are well mixed.
You could tip them straight into a saucepan if you prefer
Add your milk and stir well, then heat slowly and stir to a porridge consistency. Add a little boiling water if you prefer a looser, runnier porridge.
Eating it up
Add your favourite chopped fresh fruits, papaya is a good idea and any berries you can get hold of. Sprinkle on a few chia seeds if you like and gobble it all up. Monica’s Power Porridge, all done. Try it and tell me how long you felt full for.Thank you Monica.