Warm Flaxseed Porridge

This delicious dish is a nourishing way to start your day!

Posted in , Aug 24, 2017

Warm Flaxseed Porridge

Begin your day with flaxseeds, a superfood that could help improve your digestion, give you clearer skin, lower your cholesterol and maybe even help you lose some weight.


1 ⅓ c. flaxseeds 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped
2 ½ c. coconut or almond milk, plus extra to serve ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp. honey (optional) blueberries and blackberries, to serve


1. In a saucepan, combine flaxseeds with milk, honey (if desired) and vanilla seeds. Mix well, and simmer over medium heat.

2. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent porridge from sticking to pan bottom, until porridge is light and fluffy, about three minutes.

3. Let cool a little before stirring in cinnamon.

4. Spoon the porridge into two bowls, and scatter the berries. Serve with extra milk on the side.

Serves 2.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 600; Fat: 39g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 270mg; Total Carbohydrates: 51g; Dietary Fiber: 30g; Sugars: 11g; Protein: 20g.

Excerpted from The Complete Gut Health Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know About the Gut and How to Improve Yours, by Pete Evans and Helen Padarin. Reprinted with permission by Weldon Owen. All Rights Reserved. Photograph by Mark Roper.

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