A great tip for how to make chia seed porridge with an even texture is to stir the milk, skyr, lime juice, and chia seeds very well until all the seeds are incorporated. Then let it sit for a few minutes before mixing it again. This way you can ensure that there are no lumps in it before you cover it and transfer it to the fridge and that it does not separate as you leave it in there overnight.
Chia porridge with fruits and nuts makes for a tasty breakfast treat or a decorative snack or dessert. To learn more about chia seed porridge, read the following answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Arla Cravendale Semi-skimmed milk
Vanilla Arla® Skyr
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Fresh figs cut into slices
Apple cut into thin slices
Fresh lemon balm leaves
Chia seed porridge makes for a tasty treat. Making it with milk and vanilla skyr gives it a delightfully creamy consistency. Though chia porridge is soft, it has hints of a seedy texture as even after the seeds swell up, they still retain a bit of crunch. Vanilla-spiced skyr gives the cold dish a warming quality as well as sweet, fruity, and floral undertones that complement the quite subtle nuttiness of the chia seeds well.
You can make chia porridge overnight, and if this style of hands-off cooking appeals to you, have a look at our recipe for overnight oats, which may also be prepared with a range of different fresh and crunchy toppings. You can also try some of our other easy breakfast options like semolina porridge and oatmeal porridge.
This vanilla-flavoured treat is perfect for satisfying in-between meal cravings or giving you a great start to the day. As chia porridge may keep for up to 5 days in the fridge, you can make a big batch so you can always have some on hand for an incredibly easy snack or breakfast with tasty toppings like this one.
After making this chia seed porridge overnight, it is time to top it off with a selection of delicious garnishes. With a combination of figs, apple slices, cubed persimmon, and pomegranate seeds, you have ensured a great combination of textures, flavours, and colours.
The apples bring a wonderful crispness, while the juicy, pink pomegranate seeds add a great crunch to the creamy dish. The tartness of the apples and pomegranate seeds is beautifully balanced by the almost custard-like sweetness of the persimmon. The sweet, tender figs that decorate the chia porridge glasses also help create a wonderfully sweet, mild balance.
Almonds, too, make for a great chia porridge topping. Their crunchy texture is a natural fit with the fruity toppings, and they bring a lovely nuttiness and earthiness to the dish that mirrors that of the seeds. To round it off, fresh lemon balm leaves are added for brightness as the herb has citrussy and minty undertones that freshen it.
Creamy chia porridge made with skyr and milk tastes wonderful with a range of different fruits, berries, and nuts. As such, you can make it with fresh ingredients all year round and vary it to always keep it interesting.
Try combinations like diced mango with toasted coconut and dark chocolate shavings, blood orange filets with pistachios, or mixed berries with lemon zest and cashew nuts. You can also experiment with using chewy dried fruits like tangy cranberries and sweet raisins.
To achieve the same decorative effect the slices of fig create, you can use sliced kiwi, dragon fruit, citrus fruit, or strawberry, depending on what sort of look and colour scheme you are going for. A mix of different colours or a monochrome look may look equally aesthetically pleasing.